Let Bots be Bots

Bots Aren’t Ready for Us, and We’re Not Ready for Them — How We Get To Next

.. as our writers began exploring the topic, it swiftly became clear that the current generation of bots isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Over and over again, we learned that the technology just isn’t there for bots to forge meaningful relationships with humans. We’re still deep in uncanny-valley territory, where the harder bots try to be human-like, the worse their inevitable mistakes appear.
The only success stories seem to emerge when bots don’t try to be human at all — when they try and help interpret animal communication, for example, or form plant-like networks instead.

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About marypmadigan

Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).
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