05.13 · signaling humanness: interactions with the not quite human other
Judith Donath. Being Real. In Goldberg, K. (ed.) The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet, MIT Press
Jef Samp. Critical Thoughts About Tamagotchi
A. M. Turing (1950) Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Mind 49: 433-460.
some supplemental readings: The Turing Test Page
on embodiment: Daniel Dennett. Consciousness in Human and Robot Minds and Steven Harnad The Symbol Grounding Problem
No written assignment this week. Please read the papers and work on your finals!