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Not another Linux desktop! Robots cross the Uncanny Valley

JimmyPage
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Re: BBC TV programme "Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots" is

amusing, but not science.

I knew it was a crock when towards the end of the second slice, the sceptic-scientist was breathless with excitement when the Bristol robot demonstrated how it "learned" to count to two, and "learned" what a ball was.

At which point, I would have said "Great. Now count out two balls". Which of course the stupid hunk of machinery could NOT do. Since despite all the "hey wowness" they had tried to dupe us with, the thing was clearly NOT leaning like humans do.

The older I get, the more I realise technology has failed us. Or maybe it's just me ?

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