Archive for February 2019

Have We Crossed the Uncanny Valley? The Implications of Avatar Realism with Dr. David Perrodin | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #92

[PODCAST] Originally coined by Masahiro Mori in 1970, the term “uncanny valley” describes our strange revulsion toward things that appear nearly human, but not quite right. This revulsion usually involves robots, but can also include computer animations and some medical conditions. DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode: THE UNCANNY VALLEY AND ANIMATED MOVIES There’s a…

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Suboptimal Outcomes Get a Bad Rap | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #91 [Podcast]

(PODCAST) An optimal decision is a decision that leads to at least as good a known or expected outcome as all other available decision options. It is an important concept in decision theory. So, by deduction, a suboptimal outcome wouldn’t be “lesser than” an optimal outcome – but Dr. Perrodin questions the long-held belief that…

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