ShadowChecker in AIML / Pandorabots

ShadowChecker is a tool that helps you find categories that are "shadowed", which means that they can never be activated by user input (or a srai). Most of the time, it's a result of too general use of the _ wildcard. Sometimes, a category can be unreachable because some input substitution will change the input that would normally match this category. Sraiing will work (at least in P) - this can be used to your advantage, to "protect" a category from direct activation.

Dec 16, 2014, 11:40:29 am

Debug in Robots in Movies

Debug is a 2014 Canadian science fiction horror film written and directed by David Hewlett. It stars Jeananne Goossen, Adrian Holmes, Adam Butcher, Kjartan Hewitt, Sidney Leeder, and Jaydn Wong as computer programmers who must deal with a hostile artificial intelligence on an interstellar spaceship. Sensing danger, the AI fights back against the programmers.

Dec 10, 2014, 16:02:03 pm
A Collection of Winograd Schemas

A Collection of Winograd Schemas in Papers

A Winograd schema is a pair of sentences that differ in only one or two words and that contain an ambiguity that is resolved in opposite ways in the two sentences and requires the use of world knowledge and reasoning for its resolution. The schema takes its name from a well-known example by Terry Winograd (1972).

Dec 05, 2014, 12:46:59 pm
Second Ego

Second Ego in Chatbots - English

A Virtual Agent (Chatbot) is an automated system that provides answers to customers' questions. It acts as a real-life sales or support agent. Virtual agent improves online customer experience by providing instant help to your website's visitors. Its advantages being speed, effectiveness, low costs and trainability.

Dec 05, 2014, 12:41:02 pm

Interstellar in Robots in Movies

Interstellar is a 2014 science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy and Michael Caine, the film features a team of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a new habitable planet. Included in the crew are the robots TARS and CASE.

Nov 26, 2014, 17:48:09 pm

Prometheus in Robots in Movies

Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. It is set in the late 21st century and centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as it follows a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient Earth cultures. Seeking the origins of humanity, the crew arrives on a distant world and discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race.

David is an android that acts as the ship's butler and maintenance man. It is designed to be indistinguishable from humans, and begins to develop it's own ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy. Writer Damon Lindelof stated that the character provides a non-human perspective on the film's events.

Nov 19, 2014, 08:53:05 am
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction in Robots in Movies

Sixty-five million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, beings known as the "Creators" detonate "Seeds", bombs that cyberform large areas of land and anything it touches, wiping out most life on Earth. In the present, a geologist named Darcy Tirrel discovers two dinosaur corpses covered in a strange metal in the Arctic.

Five years have passed since the Battle of Chicago and humanity has grown fearful of Transformers. The U.S. military has severed joint combat operations with the Autobots. Cemetery Wind, an elite CIA black ops unit headed by a paranoid agent Harold Attinger and team leader James Savoy, has been tasked with hunting down the remaining Decepticons. While the Autobots are officially granted sanctuary, Cemetery Wind has been secretly hunting down the Autobots as well, believing them to be a threat, and has destroyed most of them. With the aid of the Transformer bounty hunter Lockdown, they ambush and brutally kill Ratchet. Their primary target, however, is Optimus Prime, whom Lockdown personally wants alive.

Nov 19, 2014, 08:41:55 am
The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game in Other

The Imitation Game is a 2014 British-American historical thriller film about British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany's Enigma code that helped the Allies win World War II, only to later be criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing and is directed by Morten Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.

The film portrays the race against time by Alan Turing and his team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. The motley group of scholars, mathematicians, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers had a powerful ally in Prime Minister Winston Churchill who authorized the provision of any resource they required. The film spans the key periods of Turing's life: his unhappy teenage years at boarding school; the triumph of his secret wartime work on the revolutionary electro-mechanical bombe that was capable of breaking 3,000 Enigma-generated naval codes a day; and the tragedy of his post-war decline following his conviction for gross indecency, a now-outdated criminal offence stemming from his admission of maintaining a homosexual relationship

Nov 13, 2014, 17:29:00 pm
List of fictional robots and androids

List of fictional robots and androids in Other

Robots and androids have frequently been depicted or described in works of fiction. The word "robot" itself comes from a work of fiction, Karel Čapek's play, R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) written in 1920 and first performed in 1921.

This list of fictional robots and androids is a chronological list, categorised by medium. It includes all depictions of robots, androids and gynoids in literature, television, and cinema; however, robots that have appeared in more than one form of media are not necessarily listed in each of those media. This list is intended for all fictional computers which are described as existing in a human-like or mobile form. It shows how the concept has developed in the human imagination through history.

Nov 02, 2014, 17:07:44 pm
Official Johnny 5 Blueprint website

Official Johnny 5 Blueprint website in Robotics

Here you will be able to see our progress on the work we're doing on the robot and share engineering knowledge on how to construct your Johnny 5. We are working closely with the robot designer/builder Eric Allard to produce the most accurate, high quality and the most functional plans ever created.

Jan 29, 2010, 11:08:00 am


Friday Funny in General Chat

A 'friend of a friend' put him in touch with a notorious dark-side,
underworld figure who went by the name of 'Artie.' Artie then explained to
the husband that his going price for snuffing out a spouse was £5,000.

The husband said he was willing to pay that amount, but that he wouldn't
have any cash on hand until he could collect his wife's insurance money.

Artie insisted on being paid at least something up front, so the man opened
his wallet, displaying the single pound coin that rested inside. Artie
sighed, rolled his eyes, & reluctantly agreed to accept the pound as down
payment for the dirty deed.

A few days later, Artie followed the man's wife to the local Tesco store.
There, he surprised her in the produce department and proceeded to strangle
her with his gloved hands and as the poor unsuspecting woman drew her last
breath and slumped to the floor the manager of the produce department
stumbled unexpectedly onto the murder scene. Unwilling to leave any living
witnesses behind, Artie had no choice but to strangle the produce
manager as well.

However, unknown to Artie, the entire proceedings were captured by the
hidden security cameras and observed by the store's security guard, who
immediately called the police.

Artie was caught and arrested before he could even leave the store. Under
intense questioning at the police station, Artie revealed the whole sordid
plan, including his unusual financial arrangements with the hapless husband
who was also quickly arrested.

The next day in the newspaper,

The headline declared............

(You're going to hate me for this)


487 Comments | Started February 13, 2009, 01:52:35 PM


Rather alarming but true site in General Chat

Scary as they might be, Cyber Attacks are happening even as you read this. To help provide some visual examples of this phenomenon go here:

1 Comment | Started Today at 01:35:03 AM


BlackBerry Classic arrives touting what's old is new again in AI News

BlackBerry Classic arrives touting what's old is new again
17 December 2014, 12:00 am

Summary:UPDATED: Stateside, AT&T and Verizon are on deck to sell the Classic in 2015. One of BlackBerry's biggest bets to turn around the beleaguered phone maker's future is finally here. ZDNet - Top HeadlinesLink.

Source: AI in the News

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Started December 18, 2014, 11:00:08 PM


amazing photo! in General Chat

Utah Monument Valley.

11 Comments | Started December 16, 2014, 12:51:15 AM


idea for a true computer chatbot in General Project Discussion

I am too old and not educated enough in the various disciplines needed to create one but it would be nice to make a chat bot that could actually see you via a web cam, and hear you using improved speech recognition that you could "touch" using your hand if a touch screen or  a mouse if not. There have been various programs in the past and now that could do one or more of those things like the discontinued Oska characters to the chat bots now like syn that can use a web cam to greet you when it sees you to programs that  use  speech recognition.  Then when one is created like that i think it would be able to program it to better think then present ones as it would have more input to pull from. Maybe one day someone will take my idea and run with it.

6 Comments | Started December 18, 2014, 05:58:25 PM


New AI test proposal? in AI News

Forget the Turing Test - Try this man's idea instead...

8 Comments | Started December 17, 2014, 10:29:25 AM


Thought control makes robot arm grab and move objects in Robotics News

Thought control makes robot arm grab and move objects
17 December 2014, 12:01 am

By analysing brain activity linked to hand and arm movements, a team has created a robotic arm that a paralysed woman can control with her thoughts.

Source: New Scientist - Robots

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1 Comment | Started December 17, 2014, 05:00:12 AM


Giant robotic insect takes its first steps in Robotics News

Giant robotic insect takes its first steps
17 December 2014, 6:30 pm

A six-legged robot that moves its legs independently can walk over obstacles and rough terrain.

Source: New Scientist - Robots

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1 Comment | Started December 17, 2014, 11:00:36 PM


Fear artificial stupidity, not artificial intelligence in Robotics News

Fear artificial stupidity, not artificial intelligence
18 December 2014, 12:17 pm

Stephen Hawking thinks computers may surpass human intelligence and take over the world. We won't ever be silicon slaves, insists an AI expert.

Source: New Scientist - Robots

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1 Comment | Started December 18, 2014, 05:00:36 PM


Japanese Company Creating Robotic Action Figures in AI News

Japanese Company Creating Robotic Action Figures
17 December 2014, 12:00 am

Action figures that pose themselves may be the next big thing in Japan's billion dollar plastic model industry. Speecys, a robotics company founded in 2001 by Tomoaki Kasuga (following a stint working on Sony's robot dog Aibo), has unveiled what it calls the world's first "Motion Figure" system. IEEE Spectrum Robotics ChannelLink.

Source: AI in the News

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Started December 18, 2014, 05:00:35 PM