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Humans Will Lie To Spare A Robot’s ‘Feelings’

Humans Will Lie To Spare A Robot’s ‘Feelings’

Why would they give it lips? Apparently, in order to make a robot as expressive as possible, researchers decided to give BERT2, a robot assistant, a pouty pair of lips and wide eyes with… are those eyebrows? Researchers from the University College London and the University of Bristol, who dared…

Why It’s So Hard To Change Minds About Refugees

Why It’s So Hard To Change Minds About Refugees

Fleeing violence and starvation in their native country, the refugees arrived in their new home only to be ridiculed in the press, subject to overt racism, and faced with persecution in their places of worship. Sound like recent headlines? This was the reality for the first Irish refugees to come…