He didn’t charge me with harassment. Astronauts aren’t like that.
On the ISS in addition to astronauts, astronauts and sympathizers lives robot Simon (CIMON – Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, but the inhabitants of the station used to call it that). It was designed by IBM, embedding its own artificial intelligence Watson, and sent in 2018 for testing in the “field”, informs USAMedia.
In terms of functionality, Simon resembles Alex, only without the possibility of ordering purchases on Amazon. And he, of course, is still far from stealing, although one of the goals of the experiment is to start a project to create an artificial intelligence companion for space missions.
The peculiarity of Watson is that IBM constantly feeds the machine huge amounts of data, but does not always get the expected results. Here, for example, in the video below astronaut Alexander Hurst cute talking with a robot on abstract topics when it is joined by his colleague. He tells Simon that he can float freely in zero gravity, and the robot asks: “You do not like that I’m here?”Without waiting for an answer, Simon says, ‘don’t be so angry, please!”.
Thus, complain artificial intelligence has already been taught. That, perhaps, enormous progress in creating an artificial personality.
IBM will continue to improve Simon remotely from Earth.