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Westworld-style robots ‘in our homes within ten years

Robots that think and feel emotions like people will come into our homes in as little as ten years.

That is, according to Dr. Mark Sagar, who is the chief executive of the Soul, Machinery, New Zealand-based company that develops intelligent and responsive avatars.

Sagar, an artificial intelligence programmer, makes incredibly realistic virtual humans that can respond to the questions and learn from experience.

The avatars blink and communicate exactly like we do.

But they are powered by a virtual neural network that helps them learn social cues and spot patterns to answer questions.

This is including Baby X, a virtual baby that can learn by experience, and seems to “feel” emotions.

It can be by the computer, the camera and hear through the microphone.

There is also a virtual assistant called Nadia, whose voice might be more familiar coming from the mouth of Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett.

“We are making realistic adult avatars as virtual assistants. You can use them to connect to existing systems such as IBM Watson or Cortana — put a face on a chatbot,” he said at a competing media company.

But Sagar is of the opinion robot, the human life versions of his avatars are our living rooms by 2027.

He said: “We have been working on the deepest aspect of the technology – biologically inspired cognitive architectures. Simplified models of the brain.”

The technology for a computer program to feel an emotion is almost there, he claimed.

But the mechanics of robotics needs to play catch-up.

But Sagar is of the opinion robot, the human life versions of his avatars are our living rooms by 2027.

He said: “We have been working on the deepest aspect of the technology – biologically inspired cognitive architectures. Simplified models of the brain.”

The technology for a computer program to feel an emotion is almost there, he claimed.

But the mechanics of robotics needs to play catch-up.

At the time, it would have been incredibly expensive to create a robot that could blink with the authenticity of a human being.

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