I’m petting a robot. The robot is called Pepper. She is one meter twenty tall, blinks with huge eyes and giggles happily when I scratch her plastic shell with my fingers. I can’t stop petting her and wonder about myself. Actually, I came here because I wanted to learn something about artificial intelligence. Instead I learn something about myself. A robot presses my buttons and feelings arise in me that I can hardly resist.
And obviously this doesn’t work because the robot is such a complicated device.
It takes a while before I understand what is going on. It works because I function so simple.
Excerpt from “Codonaut – Where do we program ourselves?”, a Korsakow film about artificial intelligence. Go to codonaut.de to see the film.