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Almost Human? Not Yet, Says LA Times Reviewer

Posted 18 Mar 2007 at 15:00 UTC by steve Share This

The LA Times offers a book review of Lee Gutkind's book, Almost Human: Making Robots Think. Far from being almost human, the reviewer finds Gutkind's description of the state robotics "more about frustration than achievement. Despite the round-the-clock efforts of the best and the brightest, today's real-life robots are a dim, lumbering lot, a far cry from the wise, nimble models of science fiction." Despite his frustration, the reviewer concludes that Gutkind's book is worth the read for it's ability to make readers understand "why these scientists chase after their quixotic dream".

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