72 – R.U.R by Karel Capek

A Czech sci-fi classic from 1920 that is the origin of the word “robot”. This episode has been a long time coming and I am very happy that it worked out to have Rudolf Rosa a researcher in computational linguistics as a guest. Rudolf is is also behind project “Robot writes a play” that was a special occasion to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the book R.U.R by using machine learning and large language models to write a theater play, this time about people by a robots. Join us on this episode to discuss the story of Rossum’s Universal Robots, what really is the difference between people and robots and what does it mean to have a soul.

00:00 Intro
16:25 Karel Capek
24:48 Spoilers and plot
01:02:40 Inevitable AI / language model discussion

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