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Old 08-29-2012, 02:27 PM   #1398
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Originally Posted by Master Po View Post
^^ while it's true that "self awareness" is in fact a well recognized but elusive landmark in Artificial Intelligence, recognizing an image (self or not) is not it.

Just because a particular image was coded into the robot as "self" has no technical significance.
Would it still pass the test if I went over there completely unannounced and put a mask (face and body) on that robot?
The headline is misleading. It isn't recognizing itself so much as recognizing its environment via the mirror. The fact that it 'knows' that the reflection is actually the world around it is what's important.

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