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Why cute robots are important for the entire tech industry (Boris Sofman, CEO, Anki)

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May 29, 2017 01:05

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Anki CEO Boris Sofman talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the future of
robotics and why his company is starting with robots that entertain people:
The artificially intelligent toy cars Anki Drive, released in 2013, and the
emotive pet-like Cozmo, which came out in 2016. Sofman says designing for
cuteness makes it easier for humans to accept when the robot makes an error,
and is a low-risk way to make all robots better at skills like computer
vision. He also talks about the current state of self-driving cars and why the
biggest danger robots currently pose to humanity is being misused by human
operators. Read more
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