Can robots evolve into loving machines?

No one could say. Just when the robots arrived. They appear to have been smuggled into campus during the break without any official announcement, explanation, or warning. In all, there were a few dozen of them: six-wheeled, ice-chested boxes with small yellow flags on them. They patrolled the sidewalks around campus, using cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors. They were there for the students, delivering deliveries via an app from the university’s food services, but everyone I knew working on campus had a story about their first encounter.

These stories were shared, at least initially, with notes of entertainment or performance annoyance. Many complained that the machines used motorbikes for free but were oblivious to the social norms: they refused to bow to pedestrians and backed into a slow-moving alley in support of traffic. Traveled One morning a friend of mine, a co-instructor who was running late in his class, straightened his motorbike behind a boat, intending to take it off the road, but it was just his. Walked on the road, careless. Another friend discovered a boat stranded on a motorcycle rack. It was heavy, and a passerby had to be called in to help. “Thankfully it was just a motorcycle rack,” he said. “Just wait until they start hitting bicycles and moving cars.”

Among the students, the only problem was the excess of love. Boats often stopped during their delivery as students insisted on taking selfies or interacting with machines outside the dorm. The robot had minimal speech skills – they were able to greet and instruct and say “thank you, have a nice day”. As they fled – and yet it was enough for them to consider many people social creatures. Boats often posted notes at their stations Hello, robot! And We love you! He influenced the spread of memes on the University of Wisconsin-Madison social media pages. One student wore a boot in a hat and scarf, took a picture and created a profile for her on a dating app. Her name was listed as Onezerozerooneoneone, she was 18. Occupation: Delivery Boy. Orientation: Asexual robots

Around that time, autonomous machines were popping up all over the country. Grocery stores were using them on the sidewalks, looking for spray and debris. Walmart introduced them to its supermarkets to monitor out-of-stock items. A. New York Times The story says that many of these robots have been given nicknames and badges by their human companions. One was thrown at a birthday party, where he was given, among other gifts, a WD-40 lubricating can. The article presents these stories, for the most part, as examples of harmless humanity, but the same instinct was already driving public policy. In 2017, the European Parliament proposed that robots should be considered “electronic individuals”, arguing that some forms of AI have become so sophisticated that they are considered responsible agents. It was a legal distinction, made in the context of the law of liability, although language demanded an ancient, dynamic universe in which all kinds of inanimate objects – trees and rocks, pipes and kettles – were dehumanized. “It simply came to our notice then.

It made me think of the opening of a 1967 poem by Richard Brautigan, “All Watched Over by Machines of Living Grace”:

I like to think (and
The sooner the better!)
Cybernetic meadow
Where there are mammals and computers.
Live together
Programming Sync
Like clear water
Touch the clear sky

Brautigan wrote these lines from the heart of anti-culture in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, while he was a poet living at the California Institute of Technology. The poems that follow this poem describe “cybernetic jungles” and this magical landscape of computers like flowers, a world in which digital technologies connect us to “our mammal brothers and sisters” where humans and robots and animals exist. Achieve real equality. This work gives rise to a special sub-genre of West Coast Utopianism, reminiscent of Earth-back movement and the Stewart Brands. List of whole lands, Who envisioned the tools of the American Industrial Complex that were redesigned to bring about a more equitable and environmentally sustainable world. It imagines technology to take us back to a much older age ایک an early and perhaps pre-Christian period of history, when humans lived in harmony with nature and enchanted inanimate objects with life.

Echoes of this dream can still be found in discussions about technology. It is replicated by MIT’s David Rose, who speculates that the Internet of Things will soon “magic” everyday items, impressing doorcobs, thermostats, refrigerators, and cars with accountability and intelligence. This can be found in the work of post-human theorists like Jane Bennett, who envisioned digital technologies reshaping our modern understanding of “dead matter” and reviving a more ancient worldview. Has been a living, resilient, unpredictable, or re-calculation of matter that is itself a source of wonder.

“I like to think” is the beginning of every stanza of Broutigan’s poem, a diet that is less read as a poetic instrument than a mystical invitation. This vision of the future may be just another form of wishful thinking, but it is a compulsion, if only because of its historical balance. It just seems right that technology should restore us to the magical world that technology itself destroyed. Perhaps the forces that facilitated our deportation from Aden will one day revive our garden with digital life. Probably the only way out.


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