first I was going to write about the headline in the Metro (the paper, not the Times section) today -- "When Robots and Hipsters Clash." But instead there's this Guardian story about robots "feeling lusty."
"Kim, a leading authority on technology and ethics of robotics, said: "Christians may not like it, but we must consider this the origin of an artificial species. Until now, most researchers in this field have focused only on the functionality of the machines, but we think in terms of the essence of the creatures." ... "Robots will have their own personalities and emotion ... If we can provide a robot with good - soft - chromosomes, they may not be such a threat."Posted by dbrown at February 02, 2005 10:58 AM