Aug 6, 2020
Stephen Colbert: Can We Stop The Black Lesbian Robot Apocalypse? Probably Not! (Video)
Well, humanity, it was a nice ride, but it’s over. Stephen Colbert brings us news of the end — a computer program has finally beaten the Turing test — maybe — fooling a third of human questioners into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy. “Which makes sense if you think about it. Like a teenage boy, a computer sleeps a lot and spends all day on the internet.”
But that’s not the scariest news Colbert found. He also introduces us to “Bina,” a prototype android built by Dr. Martine Rothblatt as an Artificial Intelligence experiment toward the eventual goal of uploading a human consciousness into a computer. And wouldn’t you know it, Bina is also a black lesbian activist who wants rights. It’s just like Gil Scott Heron warned: “Goddammit, first one wants freedom, then the whole damn world wants freedom.” The robots are going to take over, and they have a built-in sense of entitlement!