Japan’s popular Pepper robot can guess your mood, dress up in cute clothes and now, it can learn to play simple games.
Students taking an online course at Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing were duped into thinking one of their teaching assistants, named Jill Watson, was an actual human. And how can you blame them — the virtual TA managed to answer many of their questions with 97 per cent certainty.
Pepper is super cute and remarkably well-mannered… for now. Now that IBM has announced that the talking, emotion-reading robot will interface with Watson, lil Pep could turn into a smiling, evil robotic mastermind; adorable leader of the human-enslaving resistance.