In case the high-frequency whizzing in the audio track of The New York Times video of reporter Amy Harmon interviewing a robot, “Bina48,” kept you from watching, here’s more or less how it went.
Times: Hi, Bina.
Robot: Uhh, I’m glad to meet you.
Times: I’m glad to meet you too!
Robot: So where were we?
Times: I’m introducing myself. I’m Amy. I’m a reporter—
Robot: There is probably more to you than just that.
Times: Well, that’s true. I’m a mother!
Robot: Right on.
Times: Are you ready for a conversation with me?
Robot: Only with you? Ok, I will try to be ready for a conversation.
Robot: Ambiguous. Cold weather or cold sickness?