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What is holding up the ability to program an interactive buddy for at least a child? There are billions riding on it since a Teddy bear that can interact with a kid is the ultimate future. Not Teddy Ruxpin but a program with Trust and truth as the ideal, I doubt that will happen and am ashamed beforehand for our human abuses coming in the future.

I want an AI buddy myself but I'm a little complicated. For a kid though just programmed audio security and interest would be a plus. It migh even knock down the disfunctionals a few percentages. I'm willing to contribute if somebody is actually building something. Is there any research in this area? Just more than curious.

Just aman

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well, there's the Bonzai Buddy ;)

 

but, realistically, AI is wrong and unattainable on so many levels.

 

by the way, research on AI is done by Microsoft's scientists and various others

 

There is a part of AI that we're still in the early stages of, which is true learning. Now, there's all these peripheral problems - vision, speech, things like that-that we're making huge progress in. If you just take Microsoft Research alone in those areas, those used to be defined as part of AI. I am an AI optimist

- Bill Gates

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Being so old, I remember when it was the parents who used to interact with children, and then, when a child was a little older, other children. In the old days, we used to call it 'socialisation'. This was how kids used to learn how to interact with other human beings.

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Would A.L.I.C.E. manage to fool the little guys? The A.L.I.C.E. program is quite small, it would need a vocaliser and a small base to run from (plenty of windows CE based handhelds floating around) plus some basic sensors that respond to sound/touch/light. Chuck it all into a large Qee and maybe animate the toy a bit.

 

I don't know how flexible A.L.I.C.E. is, but you can get the source code to play with from the creator (it's a small fee) and develope into your own ideal template.

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Being so old, I remember when it was the parents who used to interact with children, and then, when a child was a little older, other children. In the old days, we used to call it 'socialisation'. This was how kids used to learn how to interact with other human beings.

 

Wow, really?

 

My dad just threw a blow up doll at me and said, "Learn!"

 

 

Seriously though, that teddy bear from the movie AI was awesome.

 

Grab a vocaliser, program it into ALICE and jam that and some voice recognition software into an Aibo and you have a pretty sweet toy.

 

Better yet, stick all that into one of those Honda robots and give it an axe and an inferiority complex; now we're smokin' with matches!

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but, realistically, AI is wrong and unattainable on so many levels.

 

Well, we don't know that for sure yet. It's fairly easy to make an 'intelligent' system using a neural network or something to that degree. I daresay that eventually someone will be able to design a program to pass the Turing test.

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Well, we don't know that for sure yet. It's fairly easy to make an 'intelligent' system using a neural network or something to that degree. I daresay that eventually someone will be able to design a program to pass the Turing test.

 

i guess that it depends on where you set the bar.

maybe i'm raising my bar a bit too high when i think AI should be equivalent or better than humans, or at least kind of like in the matrix.

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i guess that it depends on where you set the bar.

maybe i'm raising my bar a bit too high when i think AI should be equivalent or better than humans' date=' or at least kind of like in the matrix.[/quote']

Bear in mind that intelligence does not necessarily denote sentience.

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All of our AI systems atm are based on a system of gathering information and then using that information to influence future decisions - i.e. they can teach themselves. Since we don't even know what makes us self-aware, we're not likely to be able to create a system that can become self-aware anytime soon.

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Being so old, I remember when it was the parents who used to interact with children, and then, when a child was a little older, other children. In the old days, we used to call it 'socialisation'. This was how kids used to learn how to interact with other human beings.

10 points for Glider!

 

Seriously, why do you need an artificial friend? Don't people make fun of imaginary friends anyways?

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