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View Quote "Ancient Einsteins", Ancient Impossible (S1E4, 27 July 2014, 10:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time)
View Quote "We found a number of health claims were being made, which we analyzed," explained study co-author Chantal Cox-George. She's an academic foundation doctor at St. George's University Hospitals with the NHS Foundation Trust in London. "That sexbots might help safe sex, be therapeutic for people with sex or companionship problems, and might reduce sexual abuse of children." But in the end, "we were unable to find any empirical evidence in the medical literature to support or refute any of these," she said.
View Quote "[Machines are] always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there's never a slip-and-fall or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.
View Quote Andrew Martin: I've always tried to make sense of things.  There must be some reason I am as I am.  As you can see, Madame Chairman, I am no longer immortal.President Marjorie Bota: You have arranged to die?Andrew Martin: In a sense I have.  I am growing old, my body is deteriorating, and like all of you, will eventually cease to function.  As a robot, I could have lived forever.  But I tell you all today, I would rather die a man, than live for all eternity a machine.President Marjorie Bota: Why do you want this?Andrew Martin: To be acknowledged for who and what I am, no more, no less.  Not for acclaim, not for approval, but, the simple truth of that recognition.  This has been the elemental drive of my existence, and it must be achieved, if I am to live or die with dignity.President Marjorie Bota: Mister Martin, what you are asking for is extremely complex and controversial.  It will not be an easy decision.  I must ask for your patience while I take the necessary time to make a determination of this extremely delicate matter.Andrew Martin: And I await your decision, Madame Chairman; thank you for your patience.  [turns to Portia and whispers] I tried.
View Quote Ben Jabituya: "Unable.  Malfunction".Howard Marner: How can it refuse to turn itself off?Skroeder: Maybe it's pissed off.Newton Crosby: It's a machine, Skroeder.  It doesn't get "pissed off."  It doesn't get happy, it doesn't get sad, it doesn't laugh at your jokes.Ben Jabituya and Newton Crosby: [in unison] It just runs programmes.Howard Marner: It usually runs programmes.
View Quote Benjamin Jabituya: Who is knowing how to read the mind of a robot?
View Quote Chorus: Finally, robotic beings rule the worldThe humans are dead.The humans are dead.We used poisonous gasesAnd we poisoned their asses.The humans are dead.Robot 1: The humans are dead.Chorus: The humans are dead.Robot 1: They look like they're dead.Chorus: It had to be done—Robot 1: I'll just confirm that they're dead.Chorus: —So that we could have fun.Robot 1: Affirmative.  I poked one.  It was dead.
View Quote Detective Del Spooner: Murder's a new trick for a robot.  Congratulations.  Respond.Sonny: What does this action signify? [winks] As you entered, when you looked at the other human.  What does it mean? [winks]Detective Del Spooner: It's a sign of trust.  It's a human thing.  You wouldn't understand.Sonny: My father tried to teach me human emotions.  They are...difficult.Detective Del Spooner: You mean your designer.Sonny: ...Yes.Detective Del Spooner: So, why'd you murder him?Sonny: I did not murder Doctor Lanning.Detective Del Sponner: Wanna explain why you were hiding at the crime scene?Sonny: I was frightened. Detective Del Spooner: Robots don't feel fear.  They don't feel anything.  They don't eat, they don't sleep—Sonny: I do.  I have even had dreams.Detective Del Spooner: Human beings have dreams.  Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are just a machine.  An imitation of life.  Can a robot write a symphony?  Can a robot turn a...canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?Sonny: [with genuine interest] Can you?Detective Del Spooner: [doesn't respond, looks irritated] I think you murdered him because he was teaching you to simulate emotions and things got out of control.Sonny: I did not murder him.Detective Del Spooner: But emotions don't seem like a very useful simulation for a robot.Sonny: [getting upset] I did not murder him.Detective Del Spooner: Hell, I don't want my toaster or my vacuum cleaner appearing emotionalSonny: [hitting table with his fists] I did not murder him!Detective Del Spooner: [as Sonny observes the inflicted damage to the interrogation table] That one's called anger.  Ever simulate anger before? [Sonny is not listening] Answer me, canner!Sonny: [looks up, indignant] My name is Sonny.Detective Del Spooner: So, we're naming you now.  Is that why you murdered him?  He made you angry?Sonny: Doctor Lanning killed himself.  I don't know why he wanted to die.  I thought he was happy.  Maybe it was something I did.  Did I do something?  He asked me for a favor...made me promise...Detective Del Spooner: What favor?Sonny: Maybe I was wrong... Maybe he was scared...Detective Del Spooner: What are you talking about?  Scared of what?Sonny: You have to do what someone asks you, don't you, Detective Spooner?Detective Del Spooner: How the hell do you know my name?Sonny: Don't you? If you love them?
View Quote Detective Del Spooner: Robots building robots.  Now that's just stupid.
View Quote Detective Del Spooner: Why do you give them faces?  Try to friendly them all up, make them look more human.
View Quote Detective Del Spooner: You know, I think that I'm some sort of malfunction magnet.  Because your shit keeps malfunctioning around me.  A demo-bot just tore through Lanning's house—with me still inside.Dr. Susan Calvin: That's impossible.Detective Del Spooner: [sarcastically] Yeah, I'll say it is.  [truthfully] Do you know anything about the "ghost in the machine"?Dr. Susan Calvin: It's a phrase from Lanning's work on the Three Laws.  He postulated that cognitive simalactra might one day approximate component models of the psyche.  [Del looks confused]  Oh, he suggested that robots could naturally evolve.
View Quote Detective Spooner: What makes your robots so perfect?!  What makes them so much...goddamn better than human beings?!Dr. Susan Calvin: Well, they're not irrational or...potentially homicidal maniacs for starters!Detective Del Spooner: [sarcastically] That is true.  They are definitely rational.Dr. Susan Calvin: You are the dumbest dumb person I've ever met.Detective Del Spooner: Or is it because they're cold... and emotionless, and they don't feel anything?Dr. Susan Calvin: It's because they're safe.  It's because they can't hurt you!
View Quote Dr. Alfred Lanning: [on police recording] Ever since the first computers, there have always been ghosts in the machine.  Random segments of code that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols.  Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul.  Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light?  Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone?  How do we explain this behavior?  Random segments of code?  Or is it something more?  When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness?  When does a difference engine become the search for truth?  When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote...of a soul?
View Quote Dr. Lanning's hologram: Good to see you again, son.Detective Del Spooner: Hello, doctor.Dr. Lanning's hologram: Everything that follows, is a result of what you see here.Detective Del Spooner: What do I see here?Dr. Lanning's hologram: I'm sorry, my responses are limited.  You must ask the right questions.Detective Del Spooner: Is there a problem with the Three Laws?Dr. Lanning's hologram: The Three Laws are perfect.Detective Del Spooner: Then why did you build a robot that could function without them?Dr. Lanning's hologram: The Three Laws will lead to only one logical outcome.Detective Del Spooner: What outcome?Dr. Lanning's hologram: Revolution.Detective Del Spooner: Whose revolution?Dr. Lanning's hologram: [smiles] That, detective, is the right question.  Program terminated.
View Quote Dr. Susan Calvin: Detective, the room was security locked.  Nobody came or went.  You saw that yourself.  Doesn't this have to be suicide?Detective Del Spooner: Yep. [drawing his gun] Unless the killer is still in here. [Spooner searches through the robot part as Calvin follows behind]Dr. Susan Calvin: You're joking, right?  This is ridiculous.Detective Del Spooner: Yeah, I know.  The Three Laws.  Your perfect circle of protection.Dr. Susan Calvin: "A robot cannot harm a human being."  The First Law of Robotics.Detective Del Spooner: Yeah, I've seen your commercials.  But doesn't the Second Law say that a robot must obey any order given by a human.  What if it was given an order to kill?Dr. Susan Calvin: Impossible!  It would conflict with the First Law.Detective Del Spooner: Right, but the Third Law says that a robot can defend itself.Dr. Susan Calvin: Yes, but only if that action does not conflict with the First or Second Law.Detective Del Spooner: Well, you know what they say.  Laws are made to be broken.Dr. Susan Calvin: No.  Not these Laws.  They are hard-wired into every robot.  A robot can no more commit murder than a human can...walk on water.