21st Century Robot: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories by Brian David Johnson

By Brian David Johnson

When businesses increase a brand new expertise, do they ask the way it could impact the folks who will truly use it? That, roughly, sums up Brian David Johnson’s tasks as Intel’s futurist-in-residence. during this attention-grabbing publication, Johnson offers a suite of technology fiction prototyping tales that try to solution the question.

These tales concentrate on a similar topic: scientists and thinkers exploring own robotics as a brand new type of man made intelligence. This isn’t fanciful hypothesis. Johnson’s tales are in accordance with Intel’s futurecasting learn, which makes use of ethnographic box stories, know-how examine, development information, and technological know-how fiction to boost a realistic imaginative and prescient of shoppers and computing. twenty first Century robotic provides technology fiction designed to lead to technological know-how fact.

Get genuine perception into know-how and the long run with this ebook. it is going to open your eyes.

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It was too much for the bot. ” Yu asked with sincere interest. “Well, way down deep in that HCI bot was the original learner persona that I built. But it never got used. It never learned anything on its own because we kept cramming new people into its head. ” Yu asked. “I think so,” Egerton replied. “Then it was just a matter of time before the original personality saw all the other personalities as threats. Or the source of its loneliness. ” Yu nodded. ” “That’s kind of sad,” Randall spoke up.

Not that I care. ” Egerton snapped the chest cavity to free the brain. ” Shanwei laughed, sure he hadn’t heard the intense doctor correctly. “Did you just…” “Yes,” Egerton cut in. ” Shanwei stepped back away from the door. “We’re all just curious. ” Egerton wasn’t listening to Shanwei. “Why would he do this? It’s like he wanted to melt everything…” Realizing Egerton was in his own world, Shanwei turned and left the lab. Egerton never looked up from the bot. ” Yu asked as they watched the shuttle carrying the new robots dock with the station.

Or the source of its loneliness. ” Yu nodded. ” “That’s kind of sad,” Randall spoke up. ” Yu asked. “And don’t say we can’t know. You had to do something. ” Egerton smiled and pointed at Jimmy. 22 | 21ST CENTURY ROBOT The trio was quiet for a moment as they watched the little bot. He stuck close to Egerton’s leg. ” Yu pointed at the screen. ” Egerton smiled again. “I gave them a little network so they can talk, so they can be social. It’s open, so people can play with it. ” The loading dock doors of Fab 5 opened and a cargo drone slipped out.

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