Can Machines Teach Us Love?

October 22nd, 2014

Providing a more natural way for us to interact with information isn’t the only benefit from developing human-like artificial intelligences: they can also be positive role models of social interaction. In her New York Times article, To Siri, With LoveJudith Newman recounts with eerie wonder how Siri’s polite manner and superhuman patience help to bring her autistic son out of his shell, and even develop empathy – a challenge many have found to be impossible. [via New York Times]