Origin of automaton
OTHER WORDS FROM automatonau·tom·a·tous, adjective
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How to use automaton in a sentence
I would much rather share the world with them than with thoughtless automatons.Do You Want AI to Be Conscious? - Issue 102: Hidden Truths|Ryota Kanai|June 9, 2021|Nautilus
For much of the 20th century, nonhuman creatures were seen as essentially biological automatons that responded in certain instinctual ways to external stimulus, but lacked the rich inner lives and selfhood that humans possess.
In a sport full of corporate automatons, he will sit down and tell you what’s on his mind, even if it’s a lot.A decade after collapsing, Rory McIlroy is still trying to get off the deck at the Masters|Barry Svrluga|April 8, 2021|Washington Post
These include old-school path-finding algorithms that connect remote parts of a settlement, cellular automata that can produce complex structures using simple rules, and machine learning.AI planners in Minecraft could help machines design better cities|Will Heaven|September 22, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“It was no brute whom Smiley was pursuing with such mastery, no unqualified fanatic after all, no automaton,” le Carré writes.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind|Michael Weiss|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite how he might come across in the history books, he wasn't some bland, rule-following "high-integrity" automaton.
But it did suggest that Rubio was more than a Reaganite automaton.
On one hand she's a pitch-perfect automaton; indeed, her longest speaking part is half a sentence in Russian.
Crawley came walking like an automaton from whose joints the oil had suddenly dried.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
The scrivener did look up accordingly, with the action of an automaton which suddenly obeys the impulse of a pressed spring.The Fortunes of Nigel|Sir Walter Scott
Like an automaton the man stepped forward, and after him paced the white horse.Riders of the Silences|John Frederick
I have again the old feeling of having surrendered my imagination and of moving like an automaton.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
The same gentleman exhibited an automaton in England, of the figure of a man, as large as life.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts