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May 10, 2018

Robots can sound like us: Is that a problem?

  • If real people don't know they are talking to a machine that could present some thorny ethical issues.
    AP Technology Writer

    Artificial intelligence has a new challenge: Whether and how to alert people who may not know they're talking to a robot.

    On Tuesday, Google showed off a computer assistant that makes convincingly human-sounding phone calls , at least in its prerecorded demonstration. But the real people in those calls didn't seem to be aware they were talking to a machine. That could present thorny issues for the future use of AI.

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