Robots in Disguise
When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck…
I call that bird a duck.
James Whitcomb Riley
Manuel and Sam are talking about the following article:
Can a computer fool you into thinking it is human?
In this post the dialogue is realised by an interaction of virtual characters, for more information please check the page “Virtual characters“
Did you know that one of the first attempts to make an AI started out as an artificial therapist? 😊
I heard about that …. that was ELIZA, right?
Right, so as a receptionist at a hotel a robot doesn’t need to know everything, we can predict most of the questions that come up
How so? 🤔
I’m not a programmer, but that sounds like very little code …?
It is. Basically ELIZA parroted statements back as questions to keep the conversation going.
OK, that does seems simple. 😊
Then why did it work so well?
You’ve got me there … I’m not a psychologist either 😁
It worked because people relate to something that is similar to them, then they can empathise with it
Aha, and what is more familiar and relatable than your own words … right! 😁 😁
A cheap trick, but it fools a lot of people a lot of the time, like you said
Now: what if we can extend that to more than just words?
Ooh, I think I see where you are going with this … mirroring behavior more generally?
Yep, copy and reply with the same body language and expressions, fluidly and harmoniously!
Wow, that would really make for a relatable robot 😯
I guess that would address the empathy thing you brought up.
Brilliant! I’m going to write an article on this and will get back to you ASAP for approval! 😊
Great! Speak to you soon! 😊😊
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