Robots Need Brains
And IBM appears to be building one.
“beware of androids that look like women because they are the most dangerous kind of robot.” —Good Robot, Bad Robot
“classic Frankenstein plots so pervasive in Western narratives lack resonance in Japan, a country where the bond between an artisan and his tools has deeper, enduring roots. Tools are revered in Japan not because they are “alive,” but because they are an extension of the craftsman’s body. Through daily use, a worker infuses his tools with his soul so that they acquire a kind of life of their own.” —Christal Whelan analyses Japan’s deep fascination with robots in The Daily Yomiuri.