It’s just a robot. It doesn’t have feelings … yet.

Heather Knight

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“Silicon-Based Comedy.” TEDWomen 2010. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Silicon-Based Comedy." TEDWomen 2010. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from robiticist Heather Knight's 2010 TED Talk. In this Talk, Knight introduces a robot named Data, which tells jokes and even refines its comedic act based on human feedback. While the quote was made in a joking manner, the implication is that while robots like Data aren't self-aware, the development of a sentient robot perhaps isn't too far off in the future. Watch the full TED Talk here: Heather Knight - Silicon-Based Comedy
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