Columbia engineers built basic empathy into a robot #MakeRobotFriend

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The ability to observe and anticipate another individual’s goals is a key to empathy. This experiment models Visual Theory of Behavior for AI. While these traits are developed in robots it seems pertinent to remember the other side of the empathy is deception or competition. So lets #MakeRobotFriend

From Engadget:

It’s a rudimentary situation, but the results are impressive.

“Our findings begin to demonstrate how robots can see the world from another robot’s perspective,” lead author Boyuan Chen said. “The ability of the observer to put itself in its partner’s shoes, so to speak, and understand, without being guided, whether its partner could or could not see the green circle from its vantage point, is perhaps a primitive form of empathy.”

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