A chat with wise-cracking robot Pepper

Picture expired. Japanese mobile communication giant Softbank's humanoid robot "Pepper" (R) chatting to a woman at a high-tech gadgets exhibition in Tokyo. AFP

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    Frungy

    Reading the conversation I've decided that Pepper is sentient... but I have serious doubts about the AFP reporter.

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    HaraldBloodaxe

    AFP: You do that. What is today’s top news?

    Pepper: According to the Asahi newspaper, the government is close to adopting a policy to change the interpretation of the constitution on collective defence.

    Pepper must be a slow reader, I suppose.

    And the award for "Most generous use of the term 'wise-cracking'" goes to...

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    gaijinfo

    Unimpressive.

  • -1

    Frungy

    HaraldBloodaxeJul. 21, 2014 - 01:24PM JST Pepper: According to the Asahi newspaper, the government is close to adopting a policy to change the interpretation of the constitution on collective defence.

    Pepper must be a slow reader, I suppose.

    Or the interview could have been done a week or two ago and only made it in today. It isn't like this is time-sensitive news, and may have sat on the back-burner for a couple of weeks waiting for a slow news day.

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