Show Notes

Asimov’s Three Laws

Enumerated in spectacular fashion in the film in order to get it out of the way and never speak of it again.

Natural Language Processing

It’s really hard! Errors in humor and social expectations. Infinite conversational loops.

Robot Personification

A nurturing environment maybe contributed to Robo Williams’ sentience. Art as awakening. Acting human. Emergence.

Robot Slave Class

Why don’t we see them?

Uncanney Valley

Turing tests. Robots, androids, biorobots. Robo Williams’ synthetic organs.

What is Life?

Actually kind of hard to define.


“Death is an engineering problem.”


  • science fiction, 
  • science, 
  • love, 
  • robot, 
  • ai takeoff, 
  • cyborg