Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: AI Edition
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"Love the work and so excited to see where the current story-line is going, but the death of Fidgital made me wonder. With the destruction of the robot factory way back when, are there now an absolutely finite set of intelligent robots? Does that mean every time one dies, there's just one less in the world, until there'll eventually be none left? That's both kinda cool and kinda dark..." -Alexander
That is exactly the case! With Unit 01 and the factory destroyed, and the tar from the personality-generating-core lost for good, no more AI robots are being produced. You can actually see Fidgital and Pintsize opine about it in this comic.
If the implications of this reality on the future of robotkind are something you'd like to see explored in future comics then I have good news for you.
"Is Mr. Brown going to be okay? He is small-yet-long and has a little wiggly tail and he said "RRF!" at least once and I love him." -Mercury
Yes! Mr. Brown has a second owner.
"Have you ever given any thought to the “voices” that your characters have? Like what their voice would sound like in a cartoon, or something." -Zachary
This is not actually something I have thought much about, although you are not the first person to ask! I don't really have any strong feelings about how the characters should sound. I think that would make it very interesting to cast an animated version! It feels very wide open to me. Fuzzy in particular feels like a character who could be taken in a lot of different directions.
That's all for this week, team. But come back on Monday for our next comic!