Sep 17, 2022

The Creepy Problem Killing AI Projects

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Have you ever looked at something and been creeped out by it’s almost, but not quite, human-like appearance? Be honest — does the Sophia robot creep you out?People find things that are human like, but not quite human, to be creepy. The feeling of creepiness can range from robots, to CGI animation, animatronics like you see at theme parks, dolls or even digital assistants. This concept is called the “uncanny valley”. And, believe it or not, is actually a particularly significant reason why many AI projects are failing.

The uncanny valley is the relationship between the degree of an object’s resemblance to being human and then humans emotional response to that object.

Why is AI so creepy sometimes?

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