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Is Walter Roberson a real person, or is he some kind of Matlab AI robot?

Asked by Jim Riggs
on 28 May 2019
Latest activity Commented on by Chen Lin on 24 Jun 2019 at 19:30
Just curious!

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+1 for asking what we all wonder :D
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Answer by Stephen Cobeldick on 29 May 2019
Edited by Stephen Cobeldick on 29 May 2019
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Walter <-> Watson Levenshtein distance = 4.
Roberson <-> Robot Levenshtein distance = 4.
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This is great!
I think you are definitely on to something.
[EDIT] I have decided to accept this answer based on creativity!
I have decided to vote this answer based on creativity!

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Answer by Adam Danz
on 28 May 2019
Edited by Adam Danz
on 28 May 2019

There are small windows of silence from WR that follow a circadian cycle suggesting periods of sleep which would be evidence that he's human. But this could easily be built in to the AI robot as well.
WR, are you up for a Turing test?

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“Sir?” came a familiar voice Luke hadn’t heard in a while.
“What?” Luke was startled out of his examination.
“If you’ll not be needing me,” Threepio declared, “I think I’ll shut down for a bit. It will help the armature nerves to knit, and I’m due for some internal self-cleansing anyhow.”
I'm voting for a daily reboot instead of a sleep cycle as well ;)

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Answer by Image Analyst
on 28 May 2019

Of course it helps that he's on MATLAB's advisory board and gets some special things like the "Mind Reading Toolbox" and the "Crystal Ball Toolbox" that even we (other MVPs) don't have access to.

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Answer by Fangjun Jiang on 28 May 2019

Ha Ha Ha, a good question! I would say a robot, but I bet Walter Roberson would say otherwise.

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Answer by James Tursa
on 28 May 2019

Blade Runner 2019 ...

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Answer by Bjorn Gustavsson on 29 May 2019

Well, I've seen signs that would be surprising in an AI robot - so my guess is actual human.

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