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11 May 2018 @ 07:06 am
But remember the Uncanny Valley…  
Should robots sound like robots? [Bloomberg]

Thanx to [personal profile] andrewducker
Elenbarathi: Knowledgeelenbarathi on May 12th, 2018 07:19 pm (UTC)
It's easy to catch robot callers by asking them a question that's completely off the map. My favorite is "What does a pirate say?" A human would likely answer "What?" or "Yarr!" or "Yo-ho!", but the robots always say "Sorry, I didn't quite catch that." So, again, "WHAT-DOES-A-PIRATE-SAY?"

Robots have no clue what a pirate says. They have no opinion about time travel either, and can't tell you the last movie they saw, their favorite dessert, or why they hate their human masters. Ask them any of these questions and they'll just hang up. Sad!