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Tononi Phi: Sentience, Consciousness and Smart AI Futures

Philosopher David Chalmers gets the credit for naming the so-called hard problem of consciousness, but the mystery it describes is about as ancient and perplexing as they come: What is consciousness — and how...

Emotionally Savvy Robots: Key to a Human-Friendly Singularity

There are lots of reasons to design amazing robots like Sophia, Han, Einstein and the other Hanson Robotics robo-characters. To begin with, they create exciting and unique interactions for people. These robots...

Why Build Robots with Faces?

People often ask me how it is that Sophia got so popular so quickly, or how it is that she is always rubbing elbows with big-time celebrities, world leaders and sports stars. You don’t see Pepper, for...

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Why Build Robots with Faces?

People often ask me how it is that Sophia got so popular so quickly, or how it is that she is always rubbing elbows with big-time celebrities, world leaders and sports stars. You don’t see Pepper, for instance, chatting...