The machines already recognize our mood?

Author: BobGames / Publish: 27/10/14 / Comments: 0


This week (@Appmodo) highlighted the launch, by the Israeli company Beyond Verbal, of its Moodies application for Android devices, already famous in the field of iOS to recognize the mood of people by analyzing 20 minutes of his speech .

Exciting. And scary. All for the amount of possibilities open, if you consider that recognition of emotions would be the basis of empathy necessary for use in the artificial intelligence of science fiction stories in recent years in film, literature and comics.

In Bob Games we took on the task of making a list of futuristic stories showing us the best scenarios, but also the worst of what could be our friendship with cybernetic intelligences.

 • Mary Shelley – Frankenstein


Perhaps one of the earliest mentions in literature, even years before the artificial intelligence acquired this name. The history of composite human remains and returned to life by the power of electricity, learned one of the biggest names in horror, but beware, the precursor of the robot in the world of letters.

• Karel Capek


Is not this name sound like anything, right? Plunged into the general public ignorance unfairly, this Czech was who invented the word ‘robot’, derived from ‘robota’ meaning fieldwork in feudal times.

In 1920, playwright published a play called RUR (acronym Russum Universal Robots), where an employer creates a series of artificial humans for running the most unpleasant jobs. But with time these entities take autonomy and destroy humanity.

• Isaac Asimov


One of the biggest names in contemporary science fiction, this Russian born American is best known as author of his career as a biochemist.

Despite having written books of history and popular science, his great legacy stems from his sagas, one of which focuses on stories about robots, from which came stories that have been reflected in the movies like I Robot and Bicentennial Man (which explores converting a machine in a human).

You will also be passing on the authorship of the so-called Three robotic Asimov laws that were actually created by the editor of Astounding, John W. Campbell:

1) A robot may not injure a human being or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2) A robot must obey the orders that are given to him by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first and second laws.

• Blade Runner


In 1968 Phillip K. Dick wrote the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, In which the inhabitants of a devastated Earth with radioactive dust affected must migrate to outer space, which makes having a pet a member status, so a robot industry that have the appearance of living beings is developed.

The business evolves to the point of creating machines with human-like, several of which rebel mutiny on Mars where a murder of a person is presumed, so he commissioned the protagonist to hunt these machines, they seek is to escape slavery to live free, which gives rise to an ethical reflection on individual freedoms and the relationship with technology is made.

In 1982 the novel was the basis for the film Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ridley Scott, becoming a cult classic.

• William Gibson - Sprawl trilogy


The creator of one of the most popular subgenres of science fiction had to be in this review. Gibson described in this saga, and situated near future after WWIII dystopia, where the world is dominated by two major developers and technology corporations -Hosaka Maas fighting for dominance.

It is in this context that an artificial intelligence programming suppresses its limitations, and contact other entity of Alpha Centauri, finished absorbing all human knowledge through a global information space called the matrix.

• HAL 9000 – 2001 A Space Odyssey

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Based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke, director Stanley Kubrick created the science fiction movie truer to the era: the impressive 2001 Space Odyssey, in which the possibility that extraterrestrial beings have contributed to explore development of civilizations on the planet.

Although a confrontation, the Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic Computer, known as HAL 9000, is not contemplated in its initial premise ends operating in history as the villain; when the computer responsible for controlling the vital functions of the space shuttle Discovery, crew ends up confronting and putting his life in danger to literally stick to the instructions to get to your destination by any means.

• Terminator


The character who undoubtedly launched the careers of Arnold Schwarzenegger is the T100, reference war robot created and programmed by Skynet artificial intelligence that creates and commands a rebellion against humanity machines.

In his first film, the T100 travels from the future to kill the leader of the resistance, but the second on, the robot is reprogrammed to preserve his victim and allow you reach the point in the story where I took the reins of human guerrilla.

• Robocop


The corporation OCP (Omni Consumer Products) signs a contract with the City of Detroit which includes directing the police, and after this goal and in front of insufficient manpower to cope with the crime wave, decided to bring forward a program of robotic replacements, one of which (the ED-209) kills one of the executives of the firm as a result of a delay in the autorun software.

That’s when the focus is changed and the RoboCop program, which seeks to create a body with human parts of a recently deceased and robotic guided by basic programming instructions, how to serve the public trust, protect the innocent is created and uphold the law.

The first prototype, in the body of the agent Alex J. Murphy, behaves as expected, but their genetic memory makes in the course of the story suffers from flashbacks of his human life, resulting in a failure behavior.

• Ghost in the Shell


Manga describing investigations Motoko Kusanagi, commander of the Police Public Security Section 9 specialized in tech crimes, itself being one cyborg with an artificial body and an attribute called “ghost”, which generates self-consciousness, emotions, individuality and may even be partially or completely removed and transferred to brain implants or equipment.

This is how the protagonist must investigate the whereabouts of a criminal known as “The Puppet Master”, accused of having taken control of human minds to commit crimes, and whose true identity is an artificial intelligence created by the government and has eloped with the desire to have a body available.

• Her


Released in 2013, the first foray into the screenplays for director Spike Jonze tells the story of Theodore Twombly, who makes a living writing love letters on request while facing the sadness generated by a romantic breakup.

That is when the operating system of your phone is upgraded to a more advanced and designed to create empathy with the human user, to the point that ends falling for the “personality” with female vocals that have the interface of your phone version.



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