Westworld and the Science of the uncanny valley


HBO’s Westworld is a scifi example of the Uncanny Valley, the term used to explain why some robots are creepy.

Here is a link to the Science Robotics article that walks through what the Uncanny Valley is, why it is important in robotics, and why it is so hard to make life-like robots. ... http://robotics.sciencemag.org

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Here is some of the reaction in the popular press:

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Bell Media - New scientific paper explores WESTWORLD and Artificial Intelligence


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