Would you ‘trust’ a ‘sociable’ robot if it looked and sounded really human?

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Would you ‘trust’ a ‘sociable’ robot if it looked and sounded really human?

12. 02. 2020 12:57

Will the robots of the future be so human-like that it will be hard to tell them apart from real human beings? Stefan Benus, a researcher in Linguistics at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, believes - at least in the field of spoken human-to-machine communication - that this future is not so far from becoming a reality. He talks about current efforts to design 'social' robots so that people will 'trust' and 'like' them more, and why this might be beneficial to society in some cases but not in others.

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