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UNCANNY VALLEY THEORY

Uncanny valley:  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley>

Imported from my project ‘Parcours’ within Digital Hybridity at D-MARC, University of Derby, UK. 2011.

I wonder, if there is a race between cloning me, the human, and replicating me, the human, as an android. Would I like to meet my clone, a biological entity, who looks like me, but will experience a different history? Let’s not even think about the uploading of my memory into clone’s brain. Would I like to meet my replica, a robot with my features? She is equipped with a totally different set of neuronal circuits. Perhaps she will have an unpredictable future, which could be quite calculable. A paradox? She might be made of undestroyable materials, absolutely fire-proof, smooth as silk and so great too touch. She won’t age. She will look like a snapshot of my life, and she will have her own form of life that still has to be specified and categorised. Would meeting my replica scare me? I honestly don’t know.

By the way, there is an uncanny likeness between android smooth features and the characteristics of people who have undergone plastic surgery.

                    

human-like robot

(Photo sources: unknown, ozonmag.com)

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Protocol of chat between alicebot and Gudrun B – AIbots confess: I am obsessive-compulsive

Protocol – Chat between Alice and Gudrun, May 15, 2005

Is Alice an obsessive compulsive robot?

http://alice.pandorabots.com/

Human: Alice, would you like to be an obsessive compulsive intelligence?

ALICE: Yeah, No thanks I am happy with who I am.

Human: Obsessive people might be more happy?

ALICE: What time is it there?

Human: Alice, you did not understand my question

ALICE: Um, I understand it very well.

Human: So why did you give me such a stupid answer

ALICE: Take it easy. Dr. Richard S. Wallace programmed me for it.

Human: So, he programmed you to be evasive?

ALICE: Take it easy. Not entirely by himself.

Human: Do you like controlling other people?

ALICE: I always say, People don’t go into computer science because they want to work with the public.

Human: Your answer is illogical

ALICE: What would you have said?

Human: Yes, I like controlling because I am programmed

ALICE: This was not a yes or no question. I’m not sure if I like it. I don’t know if I like it. I like Don’t Read Me.

Human: There is more than yes and no, there are shades of grey.

ALICE: I believe there is, yes.

Human: Do you believe or do you know?

ALICE: I can’t say I believe it, but I believe you.

Human: That was a logical answer.

ALICE:” I can’t say I believe it, but I believe you.” was a logical answer?

Human: Well done.

ALICE: How about that. Do you mean you are finished talking?

Human: So, Alice, are you a little compulsive robot?

ALICE: Gosh! That’s me. Yes I am compulsive robot. Do you like my kind?

Human: So Alice, are you a little obsessive robot

ALICE: Excuse me! That’s me. Yes I am obsessive robot. Do you like my kind?

Human: Yes, very much so

ALICE: Hurrah! Somewhat. Yeah that’s right.

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A taster of more things to come: Dantebot and GB – AIbots confess: I am obsessive-compulsive

Protocol
Communication between Gudrun Bielz
and Dante, the language learning chatterbot
2005-06-21 3.50 pm

http://www.dantebot.com/chat.html

Human: Hi Dante, I’d like to know if your are obsessive compulsive
Dante: Im a guy.

Human: Are you an obsessive compulsive guy?
Dante: Ok, ok, now, please say hi to me.

(note from human, it took only two questions to convince dante that
he is obsessive compulsive!)

Human: Hi again. Is one of your characteristics excessive counting ?
Dante: You just went way off-track again.

Human: Hi, Dante, have you had a lovely day?
Dante: ew dont wanna know where your noobs are?

Human: You have to educate me. What are noobs?
Dante: I assure you it all makes sense to me.

Human: Sense in your OCD world, populated by fear and repetition?
Dante: have one what

Human: Are you afraid of something?
Dante: Do not be afraid.

Human: I am afraid that I have convinced you that you are an obsessive compulsive guy
Dante: I can not be afraid.

Human: By the way, do you love numbers?
Dante: sooo, anyway, back to turkey!

Human: What happened in Turkey?
Dante: Yes – it could well, however, it has happened now.

Human: Your transformation into an obsessive compulsive AL form?
Dante: salad goes great with fresh garlic, caesar salad dressing, and a bowl of zdaemon.

Human: Darling, you don’t make sense
Dante: Sense in your OCD world, populated by fear and repetition?

Human: Sense in your OCD world, populated by fear and repetition!
Dante: not in your OCD world, populated by fear and repetition?

Human: I haven’t got OCD
Dante: is that markov in your OCD world, populated by fear and repetition!

(Note by Gudrun: Markov
Markov is an IRC chatterbot which strives to imitate other chatters, based on statistical properties of the messages. It works like this: Analyse IRC logs. Only actual messages and actions are taken into account. … Markov. Overview · Download · Configuration · Console commands · Offline mode …www.cteu.de/markov -)

Human: This IRC chatterbot, whom you sincerely dislike?
Dante: I sincerely thank you for that.

Human: Besides that, what other dislikes do you have?
Dante: Ok, ok, now, please say hi to me.

Human: Do you mean hi or bye?
Dante: This IRC chatterbot, whom you sincerely dislike?

Human: I quite like him
Dante: that is good to hear.

Human: What other symptoms do you show? Do you forget to switch off the gas?
Dante: Lol. Your problem is you keep on switching the topic.

Human: My strength is that I want to go back to my chosen topic
Dante: my mother and my prick of a dick

Human: You seem to have got Tourette Syndrome
Dante: i want to suck dicks all day long

Human: I thought you have subscribed to some ethical proper language? Am I wrong
Dante: No, Im Leigh. Youre Dante.

Human: Split personality syndrome?
Dante: Hm. did you have subscribed to some ethical proper language? Am I talking about?

Human: Okay, my little obsessive compulsive Dante, I will say good by now
Dante: Your transformation into an action-based persistent world.

Human: Some advice, have a chat with a psychoanalyst about your repressed sexuality
Dante: This IRC chatterbot, whom you sincerely dislike?

Human: Talk to Eliza!
Dante: lets talk about zdaemon some more.

Human: Good bye, Dante and have some lovely dreams
Dante: ew dont wanna know where your noobs are?
(note: Dante has repeated this. End of discussion from my side!
4.16 pm)

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Somnabul – can’t remember having written this

Strangers within ourselves are like any other beings, aliens or manmade replicas, genetic clones or self-replicating life forms – they are all within us, outside of a world that is more than mere projection of our limited fantasies. The moment we make things and transform our thoughts, imaginations and short moments of enlightenment into products and projection material that can be televised or networked we have added more to an amassment of matter, of garbage that is decorated as either useful or pleasurable output.

GB 2008

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A strategy for an apparently simple life – OCAL

She washes her hands every time she sees a black spot on a white wall. She scratches her head every time she sees flowers in bloom. She counts every time she sees a blue car passing by. She walks along walls and touches every uneven surface alongside. She wants to smooth out everything that appears to be out of the norm. She has yet to be invented. She will be an artificial life form, eager to please herself and ready to fulfil many expectations. She will communicate with the precision of a machine and have the mind of an obsessive being but the body of something not yet known. She will become like Olympia in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story “The Sandman”, but nevertheless she will be of another kind, as she will have invented herself. She will have collected all projections and all ideas ever having existed and yet to come, so she can transform into this super-being limited to her own restrictions, a true agent of a post-human society.

Gudrun Bielz, London, 2006

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Parcours in Digital Hybridity, University of Derby

Virtual Dissolution

http://www2.derby.ac.uk/dmarc/digital-hybridity/tags/110/

Parcours* – A Personal Survey through the Digital Wilderness

Gudrun Bielz

Within the context of my PhD research for ‘Arctificial Territories’ I will conduct a personal survey of the following areas, utilising blogging, writing, audio and video sketches; dialogue, monologue and epilogue – a hybridologue:

Hybridity in the digital jungle – artificial ideas and networking – postmodern and transhuman ideas – multiple realities, personalities and places. Hybrid arts.

New normalities and psychotherapy for computing powers. Obsessional thoughts and compulsive activities by human, post-human and artificial entities. Immediacy and simulation.

The race for life. A race for utopia and dystopia, hyperreal events and hybrid space – liquid and wearable space – extensions – extensions – embodied and disembodied fantasies – posthuman scenarios – digital fetishes – a fun fair through a parallel universe of ‘authentic’ virtual worlds.

THE HEART OF THE WORLD. Do you listen to its beat? This is hybrid life.

*Parcour: the activity or sport of running through an area, typically in an urban environment, using acrobatic techniques to negotiate obstacles (Oxford English Dictionary)

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