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Others said it set a bad precedent for how we might treat robots in future.
(AI ethicist Joanna Bryson told the stunt was “obviously bullshit.”) Some were annoyed about the perception of Sophia itself — a robot that’s also a media star, with magazine cover-shoots, talk show appearances, and even a speech to the UN.
Experts in the field sometimes decry Sophia as emblematic of AI hype, and say that although the bot is presented as being a few software updates away from human-level consciousness, it’s more about illusion than intelligence.
For Ben Goertzel, chief scientist at Hanson Robotics, the company that made Sophia, the situation is conflicting, to say the least.
This is good news for Skype's 300 million monthly users who make 3 billion minutes of voice calls everyday, according to Microsoft.
At the very end, Microsoft teased that it's also bringing intelligence to our virtual conversations with Skype for Holo Lens.
A demo for this next-generation version of Skype was able to convert a short video message into text for Lilian Rincon, the Microsoft employee in charge of the demo.
She was able to read the transcript, respond with new emojis and tap on highlighted words to trigger a wide range of information cards from Cortana automatically. Skype information cards are powered by Bing, and bring contextual data like directions and background information to you without the extra step of leaving the chat to search.
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