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Japan to send ‘creepy’ talking robot into space with astronauts

Talking robots in space have a bad track record – just watch 2001: A Space Odyssey. So good luck to his fellow astronauts on the International Space Station This August, a consortium of Japanese scientists, engineers and advertising bigwigs will send a talking robot into space. The robot will be…

Twitter bot argues with climate change deniers

Debating a stubborn opponent can be an exhausting task, unless, of course, your entire argument is automated. A software developer has created a Twitter bot that automatically discovers and responds to tweets that are skeptical of global warming. Nigel Leck’s chatbot @AI_AGW, who goes by the name “Turing Test,” scans…

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