Tuesday, June 10, 2014

And Off Again...

...this time to Origins Game Expo to hang out and deal with a little thing called the Smithee Awards.

I'll be back on Monday. In the mean time, how about "Eugene," who apparently passes the Turing Test? (I say apparently because now he's passed it everyone wants to talk to him and he is, of course, down - so I haven't had the chance to try him out personally).

One of the interesting things - when people know he's a bot, they treat him horribly. Does that say something for humanity's desire to be above somebody? Probably, sadly. Will a society with actual intelligent robots in it (Eugene is a sophisticated AI, but nobody's claiming he's sentient) be a society in which they are abused?

There's an entire anthology in there...