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wikipedia AI wanderings

Whilst thinking about AI, I went on a bit of a Wikipedia wander and discovered:

  • android is technically masculine. You can also have gynoid.
  • there’s a theory called “uncanny valley” that when robots look/act almost like actual humans, it causes revulsion in the human observers
  • grey goo is an end of the world scenario in which out-of-control robots consume all matter while building more of themselves—a scenario known as ecophagy (“eating the environment”)

I’m sure that will all come in handy one day.

Written by Karen

December 31st, 2008 at 7:17 am

Posted in words