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The eyes are the windows to the soul. That’s what we say about humans — but what about with robots or humanoid simulations? Is a realistic complexion or an earnest gaze the key to seeing artificial beings as more than, well, artificial?  That’s the premise behind BabyX, the lifelike virtual infant from the New Zealand-based research group Soul Machines, whose goal is to humanize artificial intelligence (AI). The group’s work is in many ways unprecedented as they develop robots that emulate not only human gestures but also actual human functioning.

Source: CBC News

Date: November 16th, 2017

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/babyx-artificial-intelligence-infant-baby-virtual-ai-1.4397134

Discussion

1) Is it important that we can tell AI from human?

2) What might be some issues arising from an inability to distinguish AI from humans?

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