the Uncanny Valley–!

So – what is the Uncanny Valley and what does it have to do with robots…personal assistants on your smart phone?
In robotics and computer graphics, there is a concept known as the uncanny valley. Humans usually tend to find robots and animated characters that look vaguely human-ish charming and cute, but, as those bots/figures acquire more and more human characteristics, especially movement, that empathy goes right out the window, AND, is replaced by revulsion — unless the simulation is really nearly perfect.

Make sense to you?


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