Monday, April 23, 2018

takeover & robotics

Quotations:


Dan
I'm just getting ready for the inevitable rise of the machines. That's the takeover of the world by artificial intelligence, or AI, which some people predict will happen.

Dan
I saw a news article written by BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones about the recent CES technology show in Las Vegas. He interviewed David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics, who said it was his ambition to achieve an AI that can beat humans at any intellectual task.

Definitions:

takeover:
1. an act of taking control of a company by buying most of its shares;
2. an act of taking control of a country, an area or a political organization by force;

robotics:
the science of designing and operating robots.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

the tooth fairy & clip

Quotations:


Neil
Well first, if you have any children listening to this right now, you might want to cover their ears for a few seconds. RobI'm talking about, for example, Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy.

Rob
That's the norm for you, isn't it, just kidding. A 'norm' is the standard or 'normal' way that something is. In the clip we heard 'societal norm' which is the accepted or 'normal' way something is done in society.

Definitions:

the tooth fairy:
an imaginary creature that is said to take away a tooth that a small child leaves near his or her bed at night and to leave a coin there in its place.

clip:
a short part of a film/movie that is shown separately.