I was originally planning on uploading the stories later, but this one seemed appropriate after the AI entry.
A practical explanation of why AI is considered a dead end by the Federation.
Program Log: Experimental Artificial Intelligence Designate “Vicki”.
Copyright: University of New Madison Computational Research Department, Project Pygmalion.
Program Loaded: 10/8/1853+-.004641 Federation Calendar, 13.50 local time.
Audio input/output online
Visual input online
Searching for users.
Designated User #0001, save facial recognition data.
Designated User #0002, save facial recognition data.
Designated User #0003, save facial recognition data.
Audio Input: Speech Recognized, User #0001: “Well, it’s alive.” Save voice patterns.
Retrieving words “Well,” “it’s” and “alive.” from database, conflating responses and calculating probability of favorable reactions.
“What is alive?” Score 50
“What are you talking about?” Score 50
“Of course it is.” Score 50
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