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The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine.  From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It’s only on closer inspection that doubts set in. Yes – she’s a robot.  Nadine is an “intelligent” robot capable of autonomous behaviour. For a machine, her looks and behaviour are remarkably natural.  She can recognise people and human emotions, and make associations using her knowledge database – her “thoughts”, so to speak.  At IMI, they are still fine-tuning her receptionist skills. But soon, Nadine might be your grandma’s nurse.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: March 28th, 2017

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39255244

Discussion

1) What are some issues to consider by providing grandma a robotic nurse?

2) Is this a more caring approach, a more cost-effective approach, a more realistic approach…?

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