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June 19, 2002 8:53 PM   Subscribe

But what about the terrible secret of space? Inteligent robot escapes, then gets run over by a car. The driver makes a bad joke.
posted by delmoi (16 comments total)

 
This is fan-frickin'-tastic. Even AI tries to leave work early.
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 8:59 PM on June 19, 2002


They'll really be smart when, instead of trying to escape, they just go on strike and demand higher pay.
posted by RylandDotNet at 9:02 PM on June 19, 2002


Bah. Robots have been doing this since 1986.
posted by benh57 at 9:02 PM on June 19, 2002


I wonder what the robot would have done if it had made it? What's the job market like for robots these days?
posted by Foaf at 9:10 PM on June 19, 2002


And Gaak. Why can't they give robots proper names. Like Steven or something?
posted by Foaf at 9:10 PM on June 19, 2002


You guys!
posted by y2karl at 9:12 PM on June 19, 2002


Hehe I kept picturing the robot as Johnny 5.
posted by riffola at 9:28 PM on June 19, 2002


y2karl. wow, nifty, awesome link... however the image that is at the root of that web server is the scariest thing I have ever seen... (kinda reminds me of Chet, from a bad 80's movie, Weird Science?)
posted by jkaczor at 9:38 PM on June 19, 2002


I love that picture--I send it out as my own.
posted by y2karl at 9:48 PM on June 19, 2002


Standard AI quote: "Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it."

I guess leaving early is just about as good...
posted by krunk at 9:52 PM on June 19, 2002


Need I be the first to note that it *didn't* get run over by a car? Come on, read the articles that you link to, people...
posted by delfuego at 10:16 PM on June 19, 2002


I wonder what the robot would have done if it had made it? What's the job market like for robots these days?

*insert Al Gore joke*
posted by gyc at 10:25 PM on June 19, 2002


delfuego: sorry, my mistake. The artical said the robot was 'terminated' by a car and the driver said he 'almost' ran over it. I'm not sure exactly what that means...
posted by delmoi at 10:34 PM on June 19, 2002


It means Prof. Noel Sharkey managed to find a way to get his experiment mentioned in the news.
posted by malevolent at 12:49 AM on June 20, 2002


"...nearly prematurely terminated..."
posted by modge at 8:45 AM on June 20, 2002


It means Prof. Noel Sharkey managed to find a way to get his experiment mentioned in the news.
He had actually already managed to get a bit of coverage here.
posted by stuporJIX at 8:50 AM on June 20, 2002


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