Here is a conversation I had with a computer to illustrate how unintelligent they are:I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems.
Each time you are finished talking, type RET once or click 'say'.
You: I think my lectures are too boring
Doc: Is it because of any hobbies you have that you say you think your lectures are too boring?
You: Teaching is not a hobby, it is my job.
Doc: How do you reconcile some problems in your childhood?
You: By talking them out
Doc: Is it because of problems at school that you say by talking them out?
You: I just don't want to be boring
Doc: Why should i give not want to be boring to just?
You: What are you saying doctor? Are you a computer?
Doc: You should try taking your mind off of computers.
You: You are just a computer!
Doc: What makes you believe just would like not want to be boring?
You: You don't know how I feel!
Doc: I need a little more detail please.
You: You are a computer with no self awareness and no emotion
Doc: You think too much about computers.
You: You can't think at all
Doc: Earlier you said just would like not want to be boring?
This lesson was really fun, it is one of my favorites. We had our papers to draw on and we had fun drawing and making lists and comparing the different ways to look at data. It took a little while with the journal entry to know what to write, but once we started getting it we came up with some great ideas that we wrote on the board. (see image of board, can you find the japanese students' entries)
My favorite part was the discussion we had at the end. The lesson let us talk about how we make assumptions and point out stereo types. We learned that data tells you lots of things, but there are many things data doesn't tell you and we fill in the blanks with our assumptions and biases. I also enjoyed brainstorming all the ways we give off data and collect data all the time, and particular how Google is making a lot of money collecting data from us!