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The Uncanny Valley

HBO's Westworld is back with its cadre of robots who have been so well engineered to fake intelligence that they have it. Bad news for the endangered Delios Company Board of Directors but great news for us since the “fake it until you make it” approach is a reason to explore the Uncanny Valley! The Uncanny Valley is a central tenet of human-robot interaction and, as I discuss in my Science Robotics article on Westworld and the Uncanny Valley (to appear April 25), leads to the Strong AI debate. We’ll begin the week with my review below of the Bollywood hit movie Enthiran...

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