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Jun 11, 2024

In ‘Measure of a Man', episode nine of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Enterprise crew debate whether their robot companion, Data, is truly alive. More interesting for us, though, is the way they interact with artificial intelligence (AI) in general. Not just for what it tells us about how AI tools might evolve, but also for how we humans work with them.

So in this special episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross Ganer, Claire, Ross Dick and Nahdia discuss:

·       How closely the Enterprise computer reflects current tools like ChatGPT,

·       Whether we want robots to work alongside us,

·       Whether the Turing Test still has relevance.

During the discussion, Ross Garner talked about how Moderna is using ChatGPT, how ELIZA passed the Turing Test, and the ongoing discussion around whether ChatGPT’s new voice is too similar to Scarlett Johansson’s.

Ross D discussed Microsoft’s Copilot+ PCs, Brian Christian’s book The Alignment Problem, and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s views on neural networks.

In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Nahdia recommended the movie Atlas, available on Netflix.

Ross Garner recommended following visual effects artist Todd Vaziri.

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·       Ross Garner

·       Nahdia Khan

·       Ross Dickie

·       Claire Gibson