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From the Ted Talk by Guy Hoffman: Robots with "soul"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

I think one of the _______ I care so much about ______ that use their body to communicate and use their body to move is — I'm going to let you in on a little secret we ___________ are hiding — is that every one of you is going to be living with a robot at some point in your life. Somewhere in your ______, there will be a robot in your life. If not in yours, your children's lives. And I want these robots to be more fluent, more engaging, more graceful than currently they seem to be. And for that I think maybe robots need to be less like chess players and more like stage actors and more like musicians. Maybe they should be able to take chances and _________. Maybe they should be able to __________ what you're about to do. Maybe they even need to be able to make mistakes and correct them, because in the end, we are human. And maybe as humans, robots that are a little less than perfect are just perfect for us.

Solution

  1. robots
  2. future
  3. improvise
  4. anticipate
  5. reasons
  6. roboticists

Original Text

I think one of the reasons I care so much about robots that use their body to communicate and use their body to move is — I'm going to let you in on a little secret we roboticists are hiding — is that every one of you is going to be living with a robot at some point in your life. Somewhere in your future, there will be a robot in your life. If not in yours, your children's lives. And I want these robots to be more fluent, more engaging, more graceful than currently they seem to be. And for that I think maybe robots need to be less like chess players and more like stage actors and more like musicians. Maybe they should be able to take chances and improvise. Maybe they should be able to anticipate what you're about to do. Maybe they even need to be able to make mistakes and correct them, because in the end, we are human. And maybe as humans, robots that are a little less than perfect are just perfect for us.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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embodied artificial 2
human musician 2
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robotic musician 2
final chord 2
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ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
embodied artificial intelligence 2
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Important Words

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  2. anticipate
  3. body
  4. care
  5. chances
  6. chess
  7. communicate
  8. correct
  9. engaging
  10. fluent
  11. future
  12. graceful
  13. hiding
  14. human
  15. humans
  16. improvise
  17. life
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  19. living
  20. mistakes
  21. move
  22. musicians
  23. perfect
  24. players
  25. point
  26. reasons
  27. robot
  28. roboticists
  29. robots
  30. secret
  31. stage