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The rise of the anthropomorphs - Humanoid intelligence is more than just skin deep

Matt Ballantine | July 26, 2016
Is a machine with a human face more likely to fool us into believing they are bestowed with human powers of intelligence?

I've no doubt that the combination of Moore's Law and improvements in machine learning are leading to greater effectiveness in the processing of vast amounts of data to do useful things. Every time I use Google Maps to navigate me to somewhere I don't know I get even more convinced. But whether there is any more "intelligence" in this I'm really not so sure. And anthropomorphic layers that try to "humanize" computers are possibly playing a fairly cheap psychological trick on us to imbue intelligence where there is none.

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