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Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby jackal » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:13 pm UTC

I was watching the classic (and recently in-the-news, thanks to Sen. Tom Coburn v. NSF) video of the towel-folding robot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy5g33S0Gzo) and stumbled across this comment by user nyavramov:

Progression of people's mentality on robotics:

1. Okay, it can fold a towel but it's slow.

2. Okay, it can fold a towel fast, but it can't fold other cloths.

3. Okay, it can fold clothes, but it can't do dishes or and drive to the grocery store.

4. Okay, it can get groceries and dishes, but it can't think creatively.

6. Okay, it can think creatively, but it isn't conscious.

7. Okay, it's conscious....

...Well, fuck.


Is Randall commenting on YouTube videos under a nom de plume now?! :p

(I could have sworn this was ripped off of an existing xkcd comic, but I Googled every permutation of keywords in the comment and found no link. Is it possible I found the world's first intelligent YouTube commenter?!)

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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby 123 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:18 am UTC

That's a first...
Pretty funny too :lol:
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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby M1k3_Nix » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:19 am UTC

There's intelligent life on Youtube :O
I was certain it would be found on Mars, or any othe planet, before intelligent life was discovered on Youtube
Wow
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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby Microscopic cog » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:22 pm UTC

I once came across a Streetlight Manifesto video, and every comment on the first two pages had proper capitalization and punctuation.
Spoiler:
Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby the_bandersnatch » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:35 pm UTC

Microscopic cog wrote:I once came across a Streetlight Manifesto video, and every comment on the first two pages had proper capitalization and punctuation.


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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby Steve the Pocket » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:41 pm UTC

M1k3_Nix wrote:There's intelligent life on Youtube :O
I was certain it would be found on Mars, or any othe planet, before intelligent life was discovered on Youtube
Wow

Maybe it was a robot that can think creatively.
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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby Adacore » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:39 am UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:Maybe it was a robot that can think creatively.

I hope it isn't conscious :o

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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby thorgold » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:55 am UTC

Hm, Youtube comments with taste, grammar, and legitimate wit?

Mission. Fucking. Accomplished.

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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby Korrente » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:54 am UTC

Microscopic cog wrote:I once came across a Streetlight Manifesto video, and every comment on the first two pages had proper capitalization and punctuation.


I think that says more about the benefits of Streetlight than YouTube intelligence.

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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby jackal » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:49 am UTC

My only thought is, "What a waste of intelligence."

He should have posted that comment somewhere where it would be widely appreciated. YouTube isn't that place. :wink:

Hopefully, I've helped him right that wrong by posting it here. :P

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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby fuzzycuzzy » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:56 pm UTC

thorgold wrote:Hm, Youtube comments with taste, grammar, and legitimate wit?

Mission. Fucking. Accomplished.

XKCD #810

dang it, I thought of that one-liner first! I know what to do http://xkcd.com/827/

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Re: Intelligent YouTube comment on robotics?!

Postby nyavramov » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:02 am UTC

Just wanted to drop by and say thanks for the compliments.
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I'm a little late, though, considering I posted that comment 2 years ago.

The near future of robotics will completely change the face of civilization. Looking at Petman, IBM Watson (which is on the verge of passing a US board medical exam), and their ilk has me convinced that we're about to encounter an unprecedented explosion of machine intelligence.

Cheers.


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