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The Evolution Of Our Relationship To Machines

May 24, 2018

Siri, Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, etc. These are just the beginning of what experts believe will be a future filled with verbally interactive, digital and robotic assistants. And as we become more accustomed to interacting with machines, the machines are becoming more life-like.

But what does this trajectory mean for our relationship to such devices? Will we forever see them simply  wires and processors or are we approaching a day when anthropomorphic technologies will engender deep, emotional attachments. Some say we're already there.

This hour we speak with Bina 48, one of the world's most advanced, interactive robots, and a panel of experts about the evolution of our relationship to machines.


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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on December 21, 2017.