Questo è un brano di una conversazione tra Mark Lobel (giornalista BBC) e Elbot, il robot che questa settimana ha vinto un premio per essere quello che si è avvicinato di più a questo obiettivo.
Se lo dicono loro....
M: If I have a jewellery box in my hand, how many CDs can I store in it?"
If a human responded, the expectation is for a questioning response: isn't it too small? Is it a real jewellery box, in which case how big is it? Did you really mean to ask that?
E: I think I would have to perform an autopsy on you to find that out.
Elbot is wise to Mr Floridi's trick. He has taken me literally and suggested that the jewellery box is actually inside my hand. Nice. I'll give it one more go.
M: If I was holding a jewellery box, how many CDs could I put inside it?
E: Excuse me. What were you doing?
M: I am holding a jewellery box. I want to know how many compact discs I can fit inside it.
E: I've heard that fitting can be fun for you humans. Is that so?
Più parli a caso più ci prendi!