Do a double take at eerily human-like robots created in Japan

On June 25, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan will launch an exhibition of amazingly lifelike androids entitled ‘Androids: What makes us human?’.

The exhibition is headed by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, a researcher at the cutting edge of robotics technology. Famous for creating robots that look just like humans, Professor Ishiguro’s research is driven by the question of what it means to be human. He believes we can learn much about the human condition and consciousness by studying human behaviour and reactions in order to create an android that mimics them perfectly.

While some of you may get the creeps watching how real the androids are in the video, I’m already scared stiff about the hypothetical moment when artificial intelligence surpasses that of human beings. As it is, many experts are already predicting that it will occur during our lifetime.

Via Rocket News 24

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