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10th Jul '16 1:01:46 AM Ryulong
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* Janelle Monae's Metropolis is based around an android named Cindi Mayweather who falls in love with a human.

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* Janelle Monae's Music/JanelleMonae's Metropolis is based around an android named Cindi Mayweather who falls in love with a human.
8th Jul '16 5:49:05 PM intastiel
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* The Androids in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' have human biological needs, benefit from Healing magic, and possess souls. They even age and die like humans, whereupon their soul is released to the afterlife and their body restored to the "factory default" with a new soul.
29th Jun '16 5:01:54 PM Aiguille
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* In the video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," singer Zoltar, a SadClown fortunetelling automaton with peeling paint stuck in a glass case, is nonetheless very human in appearance (as played by vocalist Marko Saaresto) and psychology. He's obviously depressed and LoveHungry in the extreme, hoping to escape the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]], and his ObsessionSong is a desperate bid for the love of his customer, that he might be free. He [[HostileAnimatronics beats the walls]] of his case and sheds a SingleTear when his attempt fails.
10th May '16 1:07:17 AM erforce
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* A certain philosophical [[http://www.asimovlaws.com/articles/archives/2004/07/why_we_need_fri_1.html current]] on The Singularity states that any AI, potentially capable of self-improvement, that wasn't also ridiculously human (or even better, super-humane) in terms of morality and empathy would be a lot more dangerous than the whole stock of nuclear weapons on planet Earth. It makes sense... it's the difference between [[Film/{{Terminator}} SkyNet]] and the [[Literature/TheCulture Minds]].

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* A certain philosophical [[http://www.asimovlaws.com/articles/archives/2004/07/why_we_need_fri_1.html current]] on The Singularity states that any AI, potentially capable of self-improvement, that wasn't also ridiculously human (or even better, super-humane) in terms of morality and empathy would be a lot more dangerous than the whole stock of nuclear weapons on planet Earth. It makes sense... it's the difference between [[Film/{{Terminator}} [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} SkyNet]] and the [[Literature/TheCulture Minds]].
11th Apr '16 9:55:35 AM Godzillawolf
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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/295408/marionettes Marionettes]]'', it turns out that [[spoiler:Trixie turns out to be one, as does Lightning Dust and Diamond Tiara, something they were unaware of.]] Justified as [[spoiler:they seem to have been created to imitate ponies on purpose.]]

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18th Dec '15 3:25:55 PM eroock
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18th Dec '15 3:14:48 PM eroock
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->"''Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions and sometimes that makes me very sad.''"

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->"''Being ->''"Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions and sometimes that makes me very sad.''""''
4th Nov '15 12:45:54 PM LuciaMoore
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The degree to which this is actually "ridiculous" varies depending on the setting. In some cases they get a free pass -- it may be that an intelligence, artificial or not, ''needs'' to be vaguely human-like in its basic outlines, with emotions, interests, motivations, et cetera simply to be functional for certain tasks, such as those requiring a great deal of long-term autonomy. On the other hand, perhaps humans prefer {{Sexbot}}s [[PersonalityChip not to behave like automated teller machines]]. Or it may be, if human intelligence itself is merely an evolved set of functions held together in an evolved psychological architecture, that any society with sufficiently ubiquitous and flexible automation [[MechanicalEvolution will necessarily have the means to produce something human-like]]. Whatever serves the needs of the well-reasoned plot or setting. In these cases, RidiculouslyHumanRobots make sense. Also, a few illogical design choices are a small price to pay for keeping robotic characters out of the UncannyValley. However, it's rare that a series explicitly spells this out, and often, these [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence human-like]] {{A|rtificialIntelligence}}Is are put right up next to similar, yet [[TheStoic emotionless equivalents]] that function perfectly.

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The degree to which this is actually "ridiculous" varies depending on the setting. In some cases they get a free pass -- it may be that an intelligence, artificial or not, ''needs'' to be vaguely human-like in its basic outlines, with emotions, interests, motivations, et cetera simply to be functional for certain tasks, such as those requiring a great deal of long-term autonomy. On the other hand, perhaps humans prefer {{Sexbot}}s [[PersonalityChip not to behave like automated teller machines]]. Or it It may be, if human intelligence itself is merely an evolved set of functions held together in an evolved psychological architecture, that any society with sufficiently ubiquitous and flexible automation [[MechanicalEvolution will necessarily have the means to produce something human-like]].human-like]], or it may simply be that emotions, desires, and curiosity are unavoidable side-effects of full sentience. Whatever serves the needs of the well-reasoned plot or setting. In these cases, RidiculouslyHumanRobots make sense. Also, a few illogical design choices are a small price to pay for keeping robotic characters out of the UncannyValley. However, it's rare that a series explicitly spells this out, and often, these [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence human-like]] {{A|rtificialIntelligence}}Is are put right up next to similar, yet [[TheStoic emotionless equivalents]] that function perfectly.
6th Sep '15 7:12:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->"''Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions [[HypocriticalHumor and sometimes that makes me very sad.]]''"

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->"''Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions [[HypocriticalHumor and sometimes that makes me very sad.]]''"''"
22nd Dec '14 8:40:51 AM reterusu
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* Mentioned in the ''Music/{{Monstercat}}'' Song "Toothless Hawkins and his Robot Jazz Band"
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