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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

 

Commentary: Japanese Develop 'Female' Android


Japanese develop 'female' android BBC News
"Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet devised - a "female" android called Repliee Q1."

OK, let's get this straight. It is:
1) Developed by male Japanese scientists
2) 'Female' in appearance
3) Abilities include: Fluttering eyelids and human-like hand movements

Hey, I'm only quoting from the story.

Goodbye Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hello Keiko Ishiguru...

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droolling sooo hard kust thinging about this..mmmmmmmmm
 
So [mad scientist] Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University "says one day robots could fool us into believing they are human." If he really believed that, he would see the danger in it, and would do something to prevent that from happening, instead of facilitating it.

gematt's drooling so hard it's effecting his spelling -- either that, or it's that I've never heard it referred to as "kust thinging."
 
One more thing: it's a little unsettling how much the android looks like its creator. Check out the chin, the cheekbones, and the hair.

It always creeps me out when I observe people who fell head over heels in love with a person who looks like their long-lost secret fraternal twin.
 
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