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(NBC News)   New study says that humans tend to trust robots that look like humans. Finally an explanation for Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize   (nbcnews.com) divider line 10
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2013-08-30 08:44:48 AM
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I can haz hugs nao?
 
2013-08-30 08:53:33 AM
I read this as A.I. Gore.
 
2013-08-30 09:42:44 AM
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Only true if you're white.
 
2013-08-30 10:42:19 AM
That's why he wears the helmet.  Otherwise it would defeat the purpose.

www.prometheus2-movie.com
 
2013-08-30 10:47:02 AM
I trust R2D2 and C3PO equally. In fact, I trust R2 a little more. At least he can keep his cool during a stressful situation.

So there.
 
2013-08-30 11:02:44 AM
But, but, but, uncanny valley.
 
2013-08-30 11:18:03 AM
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Oh, you can trust Maximilian, all right -- to wreck your farking day.
 
2013-08-30 11:58:11 AM

Precision Boobery: That's why he wears the helmet.  Otherwise it would defeat the purpose.

[www.prometheus2-movie.com image 640x428]


To be fair, the helmet likely had more than one use. Robot or not, armor of any sort is good.
 
2013-08-30 12:18:42 PM
Philip K. Dick said the only reason to make robots look like humans is to fool humans into thinking they were humans. So, yeah.
 
2013-08-30 02:49:50 PM
I'd trust my Roomba more if it stopped sneaking out at night and murdering my neighbors. It's hard to get the blood out of the dustbin.
 
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