Meet Rob, from the upcoming youtube sci-fi comedy series Henry & Rob.
No one can believe this old bag of bolts is still running.
Imagine their surprise to find he's the first AI to become self aware.
My friend Ryan Sillings and I are busy producing a youtube series Henry & Rob. It's about an alternate reality where robot companions have been around for 50 years. Henry, an unemployed engineer, lives with his 25-year-old robot Rob. Henry is too attached to his companion to trade him out every few years for a newer model, like everyone else does. Rob may be old and clunky, but his neural network has been left on far longer than any other companion bots, which is starting to yield surprising results. The world is about to discover that consciousness is not uniquely human, nor does it come from raw processing power. Some things just need a little time and love to take root.