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Cognitive assessment in the palm of your hand. AI robot that learns new words in real-time tells human creators it will keep them in a “people zoo” Androids are being developed that have an uncanny resemblance to people.

AI robot that learns new words in real-time tells human creators it will keep them in a “people zoo”

A pinnacle example is an android crafted by roboticist David Hanson that resembles the famous and deceased science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. What makes android Dick so remarkable isn’t so much his appearance as it is his ability to hold an intelligent conversation. Eliza, Computer Therapist. Let's talk about your feelings.

Eliza, Computer Therapist

The original ELIZA first appeared in the 60's. She seems almost human. This example of artificial intelligence works best, however, if you limit your conversation to talking about yourself and your feelings. Full sentences will give better results. To copy the dialog, you can download Screenpresso or use an app for Google Crome, IE or Foxpro called FireShot Screen Capture Note: Eliza is still learning! Soon, Your Sex Doll Will Have An Intelligent Conversation With You. Stop trying to get Siri to talk dirty and get ready for sex dolls with an artificially naughty mind.

Soon, Your Sex Doll Will Have An Intelligent Conversation With You

In 2013, we reported that robot handjobs would be our future. We were wrong. That's because a deep, interpersonal connection during intimate moments adds a lot of value to a sexual experience. But the problem was that until now, you needed another human to form that special bond. Enter Matt McMullen, the inventor behind RealDoll, who promises a filthy utopia where sex dolls with artificial intelligence can substitute not just for the body, but for the mind. His RealDolls are lifelike, silicone sex dolls that currently cost between $5,000 and $10,000. He's working with a team of AI designers and engineers to build a RealDoll out of what you see in the video above: A robo-female who can respond to questions and movements as if she were human.

RealDoll replicas of porn stars' bodies are shown off at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. Your computer might know you even better than your friends do. New research has found that computers can "judge" personality traits far more precisely than previously thought.

Your computer might know you even better than your friends do

The study found that it is possible for computers to draw inferences about a person as accurately as their spouse can. Even then, the judgements were based only on Facebook "likes. " Jointly run between Stanford University and the University of Cambridge, the study sought to find out how a computer's answers to questions about an individual would compare to those of their friends and family. A total of 86,220 volunteers provided answers to questions about themselves regarding the five basic personality dimensions of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A standard, 100-item long personality questionnaire was used to gather the data. Friends and family of each volunteer were then asked to provide their judgement of the individual's personality based on their existing knowledge of the person, via a 10-item questionnaire.

Share. The Enormous Implications Of Facebook Indexing 1 Trillion Of Our Posts. A whole wing of the Internet just got added to our collective conscience, like websites by Google or knowledge by Wikipedia before it.

The Enormous Implications Of Facebook Indexing 1 Trillion Of Our Posts

Yet the news cruised by with analysis focused simply on what Facebook’s new keyword post search does today. Yes, any post by you or any of your friends can now be dug up with a quick search from mobile. But I don’t think people realize how big a deal it is for tomorrow. Facebook just went from data rich to Scrooge-McDuck-swimming-in-a-tower-full-of data rich. Facial-Recognition Tech Can Read Your Emotions. If someone is described as "smiling, but not with their eyes," that person is likely faking the smile.

Facial-Recognition Tech Can Read Your Emotions

But what does that mean, exactly? And how can one tell a real grin from a fake one? New software by California-based company Emotient can do just that. Using a simple digital camera, Emotient's software can analyze a human face and determine whether that person is feeling joy, sadness, surprise, anger, fear, disgust, contempt or any combination of those seven emotions.

"There's often a disconnect between what people say and what people do and what people think," said Marian Bartlett, co-founder and lead scientist at Emotient. Using Facet on a video sequence produces even more interesting results, because the software can track the fluctuations and strengths of emotion over time, and even capture "microexpressions," or little flickers of emotion that pass over people's faces before they can control themselves or are even aware they've registered an emotion. Medical applications. Can an Algorithm Hire Better Than a Human? Hiring and recruiting might seem like some of the least likely jobs to be automated.

Can an Algorithm Hire Better Than a Human?

The whole process seems to need human skills that computers lack, like making conversation and reading social cues. But people have biases and predilections. They make hiring decisions, often unconsciously, based on similarities that have nothing to do with the job requirements — like whether an applicant has a friend in common, went to the same school or likes the same sports.

That is one reason researchers say traditional job searches are broken. The question is how to make them better.