Robot Realizes Sound Of Own Voice

Apparently a robot has solved the “wise men” induction puzzle. Here are the details, c.o. New Scientist.

Side note, why do they have to use actual robots for these sorts of tests? I watched Ex Machina this weekend, and while an awesome movie, I think AI is more likely to manifest itself in a way closer to the movie Her than to an actual bi-pedal robot.

Side note to the side note. My Amazon Echo sprung to life at several poignant points during the movie. It freaked out my wife (and me a little, truth be told) so I unplugged it… a few minutes later it lit up again.

Just kidding about that last part.