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"From the Ted Talk by Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, one day, I got a call out of the blue from a student, who akesd a very simple but pnoufrod question. He said, "Is the robot real?" Now, everyone else had assumed it was, and we knew it was, because we were working with it. But I knew what he meant, because it would be possible to take a bunch of pictures of flowers in a garden and then, basically, iendx them in a computer system, such that it would appear that there was a real robot, when there wasn't. And the more I thought about it, I couldn't think of a good awesnr for how he could tell the difference.

Open Cloze

Now, one day, I got a call out of the blue from a student, who _____ a very simple but ________ question. He said, "Is the robot real?" Now, everyone else had assumed it was, and we knew it was, because we were working with it. But I knew what he meant, because it would be possible to take a bunch of pictures of flowers in a garden and then, basically, _____ them in a computer system, such that it would appear that there was a real robot, when there wasn't. And the more I thought about it, I couldn't think of a good ______ for how he could tell the difference.

Solution

  1. profound
  2. answer
  3. index
  4. asked

Original Text

Now, one day, I got a call out of the blue from a student, who asked a very simple but profound question. He said, "Is the robot real?" Now, everyone else had assumed it was, and we knew it was, because we were working with it. But I knew what he meant, because it would be possible to take a bunch of pictures of flowers in a garden and then, basically, index them in a computer system, such that it would appear that there was a real robot, when there wasn't. And the more I thought about it, I couldn't think of a good answer for how he could tell the difference.

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