May 22, 2017
Robots that can think and feel like people could soon be living among us, according to one expert.
An AI engineer, who has invented a ‘virtual nervous system’, believes it is only a matter of time before robotics hardware catches up to his software.
He says responsive robots could be a common sight in businesses and homes around the world within the next ten years.
The comments were made by Dr Mark Sagar who is the CEO of Soul Machines, an AI company in New Zealand that specialises in creating hyper-realistic 3D avatars.
The Auckland-based firm has used computer graphics to develop stunning renderings of virtual people, that can mimic natural facial movements like blinking and smiling.
But behind this attractive exterior is advanced software, a type of virtual nervous system, that can learn and even mimic human emotions.
This article was posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:01 am