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This podcast originally ran in June of 2018. Seeking Delphi(tm)will return from hiatus with new material next month.
“I can’t imagine a future without robots.”–Nolan Bushnell
In the popular HBO series Westworld, robotic hosts are depicted as being placed into a kind of psychiatric analysis by their creators. Could this actually happen one day? Joanne Pransky thinks it will. She bills herself as the World’s First Robotic Psychiatrist® (yes, she even registered that title!). She was dubbed the real life Susan Calvin by Isaac Asimov, after the robot psychologist he created in his classic 1950 short story anthology, I, Robot. In this episode of the Seeking Delphi podcast, host Mark Sackler talks to her about this and other significant issues in the man/machine relationships to come.
Asimov with Pransky c.1989
Pransky and friend.
Podcast #23 A Conversation With Joanne Pransky, Robot Psychiatrist
YouTube slide show of podcast #23 with Joanne Pransky
Cover of a 1950’s edition of Asimov’s I, Robot
SXSW 2018 Minicast #2 Redux: Can We Create Consciousness In A Machine?