To play devil's advocate, how, exactly, is that different from what I did on my flight from KTSP to L52 (and back) today, to go wander on the beach and get some lunch in Pismo with my wife?So they didn't teach a dog to fly a plane. They taught it how to steer in response to specific visual and aural cues (lights and sounds)...
I as a rational person have to wonder what the hell a dog or cat getting adopted has to do with a plane getting built??I'm pretty sure that I posted exactly what I meant to post. ;-) Surely all of us here know what George is, right?
I don't think there's any danger of rational people thinking that dogs can actually pilot a plane just because of that headline. It's very clear in the article that it was a PR stunt to raise awareness about shelter animals, and encourage their adoption.
There is considerable over-lap between the smartest dog and the dumbest human.To play devil's advocate, how, exactly, is that different from what I did on my flight from KTSP to L52 (and back) today, to go wander on the beach and get some lunch in Pismo with my wife?
I steered the plane in response to specific visual and aural cues (what I could see out the window and on the IP and what I could hear inside the headset). No? It's a matter of degree, I think - not a clear line.
While I'd LIKE to believe that I'm marginally more capable than a dog (the average one, in any case), there are times where I'm not at all convinced.
Astro was confiscated by a rich guy who claimed that it was his long-lost dog Tralfaz. It nearly broke the Jetson family's heart, and Tralfaz was unhappy despite the incredible luxury he was living in.Did George get a new dog? ... what happened to Astro?
No problem, but I did wonder at first if I'd inserted the wrong hyperlinks. ;-)I meant the previews as opposed to just text. A lot of people won't click links if they don't have some idea what's there. Sorry.