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

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The robot is the same lamp that you saw, and I put two biarns in it. For one half of the people, I put in a brain that's kind of the traditional, calculated rtoobic brain. It watis for its turn, it aaleyzns everything, it plans. Let's call it the calculated brain. The other got more the stage actor, risk-taker brain. Let's call it the adventurous brain. It sometimes acts without knowing everything it has to know. It sometimes makes mistakes and corrects them. And I had them do this very tedious task that took almost 20 minutes, and they had to work together, somehow simulating, like, a ftcaory job of repetitively doing the same thing. What I found is that people actually loevd the adventurous robot. They thought it was more intelligent, more committed, a better member of the team, contributed to the success of the team more. They even called it "he" and "she," whereas people with the calculated biran called it "it," and nobody ever called it "he" or "she." When they tekald about it after the task, with the auvernoudts brain, they said, "By the end, we were good friends and high-fived mentally." Whatever that means.

Open Cloze

The robot is the same lamp that you saw, and I put two ______ in it. For one half of the people, I put in a brain that's kind of the traditional, calculated _______ brain. It _____ for its turn, it ________ everything, it plans. Let's call it the calculated brain. The other got more the stage actor, risk-taker brain. Let's call it the adventurous brain. It sometimes acts without knowing everything it has to know. It sometimes makes mistakes and corrects them. And I had them do this very tedious task that took almost 20 minutes, and they had to work together, somehow simulating, like, a _______ job of repetitively doing the same thing. What I found is that people actually _____ the adventurous robot. They thought it was more intelligent, more committed, a better member of the team, contributed to the success of the team more. They even called it "he" and "she," whereas people with the calculated _____ called it "it," and nobody ever called it "he" or "she." When they ______ about it after the task, with the ___________ brain, they said, "By the end, we were good friends and high-fived mentally." Whatever that means.

Solution

  1. loved
  2. talked
  3. waits
  4. brains
  5. factory
  6. analyzes
  7. brain
  8. robotic
  9. adventurous

Original Text

The robot is the same lamp that you saw, and I put two brains in it. For one half of the people, I put in a brain that's kind of the traditional, calculated robotic brain. It waits for its turn, it analyzes everything, it plans. Let's call it the calculated brain. The other got more the stage actor, risk-taker brain. Let's call it the adventurous brain. It sometimes acts without knowing everything it has to know. It sometimes makes mistakes and corrects them. And I had them do this very tedious task that took almost 20 minutes, and they had to work together, somehow simulating, like, a factory job of repetitively doing the same thing. What I found is that people actually loved the adventurous robot. They thought it was more intelligent, more committed, a better member of the team, contributed to the success of the team more. They even called it "he" and "she," whereas people with the calculated brain called it "it," and nobody ever called it "he" or "she." When they talked about it after the task, with the adventurous brain, they said, "By the end, we were good friends and high-fived mentally." Whatever that means.

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Important Words

  1. actor
  2. acts
  3. adventurous
  4. analyzes
  5. brain
  6. brains
  7. calculated
  8. call
  9. called
  10. committed
  11. contributed
  12. corrects
  13. factory
  14. friends
  15. good
  16. intelligent
  17. job
  18. kind
  19. knowing
  20. lamp
  21. loved
  22. means
  23. member
  24. mentally
  25. minutes
  26. mistakes
  27. people
  28. plans
  29. put
  30. repetitively
  31. robot
  32. robotic
  33. simulating
  34. stage
  35. success
  36. talked
  37. task
  38. team
  39. tedious
  40. thought
  41. traditional
  42. turn
  43. waits
  44. work