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Andy Bates has worked in telecoms & IT for 25 years. He is CTO for Public Sector in EMEA for Verizon the multinational telecommunications conglomerate. Joe Tibbetts is the CEO of Boilerhouse Online Publications.

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PODCAST: RealityBites #06 The one where Andy & Joe segue from machine learning to AI, while Andy visits a call centre where 600 actors are selling wine.

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Will Andy's robot vacuum-cleaner kill the dog and throw it out with the trash? Can it be taught to be stupid and so pass the Tibbetts test for intelligence? 

PODCAST: CLICK THAT RED & WHITE ARROW

SURFING THE TIMELINE:

00:13  Izaak Walton... 
00:40  ..but are we talking about artificial intelligence of just machine learning....
02:52  who can teach what to what? Is the machine just acting intelligence? Fear of worklessness. Stupid advertising...
08:30  ...have computers improved graphic design while destroying one of the greatest achievements of mankind, typography?  
09:36  Andy takes his life in his hands....
10:05  ....both agree that things go better when we keep some human agency in the loop  
10:34  punctuation and spelling...
10:46  ....robots in the "care" sector...
12:00  ... the achievements of robot surgeons
12:45  baking bread
13:30  ...right brain, left brain, a robot that is all too like a human, learning by repeatedly banging its head into the wall
14:20  but can the machine be commanded to do a stupid thing and so pass the Tibbetts test for articficial intelligence....
15:00  ...while Andy wants a machine that cleans the house before you have noticed the house needs cleaning....
15:10  but will the machine notice that it's the dog that causes all the dirt and dispose of it in the trash...
16:00  robots ideal for replacing repeating tasks....
16:50  .... like six-hundred resting actors in a call centre 
19:30  ...how kids learn...we may teach intelligence but can we replicate the divine spark?
23:30  Sugata Mitra.... the hole in the wall
 
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