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"From the Ted Talk by Hod Lipson: Building "self-aware" robots"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So let's try to look at it from a different perspective. Let's suommn the best designer, the metohr of all designers. Let's see what evolution can do for us. So we threw in — we created a prmraoiidl soup with lots of pieces of robots — with bars, with motors, with neurons. Put them all together, and put all this under kind of natural selection, under mittauon, and rewarded things for how well they can move forward. A very simple task, and it's interesting to see what kind of things came out of that.

Open Cloze

So let's try to look at it from a different perspective. Let's ______ the best designer, the ______ of all designers. Let's see what evolution can do for us. So we threw in — we created a __________ soup with lots of pieces of robots — with bars, with motors, with neurons. Put them all together, and put all this under kind of natural selection, under ________, and rewarded things for how well they can move forward. A very simple task, and it's interesting to see what kind of things came out of that.

Solution

  1. summon
  2. primordial
  3. mutation
  4. mother

Original Text

So let's try to look at it from a different perspective. Let's summon the best designer, the mother of all designers. Let's see what evolution can do for us. So we threw in — we created a primordial soup with lots of pieces of robots — with bars, with motors, with neurons. Put them all together, and put all this under kind of natural selection, under mutation, and rewarded things for how well they can move forward. A very simple task, and it's interesting to see what kind of things came out of that.

Important Words

  1. bars
  2. created
  3. designer
  4. designers
  5. evolution
  6. interesting
  7. kind
  8. lots
  9. mother
  10. motors
  11. move
  12. mutation
  13. natural
  14. neurons
  15. perspective
  16. pieces
  17. primordial
  18. put
  19. rewarded
  20. robots
  21. selection
  22. simple
  23. soup
  24. summon
  25. task
  26. threw