Automata: AI’s Mechanical Counterpart


Automata (singular: automaton) are machines that perform a prescribed set of physical actions via complex mechanical systems. These actions often mimic human physicality and their complexity can range from lifting a bowl to the ability to converse in multiple languages.


The Euphonia (The London Journal, 1870)

The latter refers to a particular automaton of the 19th century; Joseph Faber spent 25 years developing his “Euphonia”, a masterwork with the ability


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Karakuri: Japanese automata

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