Ken Goldberg Quoted in Bloomberg on Anthropomorphized AI

10 Oct, 2017

Ken Goldberg Quoted in Bloomberg on Anthropomorphized AI

Ken Goldberg was quoted in the Bloomberg article covering the creation of realistic and virtual people by Mark Sagar and his lab. "BabyX" is their successful product, modelled after Sagar's very own daughter. The features are scarily lifelike, and though many people applaud them on the technological development, other researchers, like Goldberg, are on the fence about these robots.

“Westerners tend to want to anthropomorphize these things, and we can get very enchanted by them,” says Ken Goldberg, a professor of industrial engineering and operations research at University of California at Berkeley. “If you make it look human and act human, you almost have a double responsibility to be clear about its limitations.” He applauds Sagar for doing this type of research but doesn’t want people to get false hope about the near-term benefits of such technology. Sagar has a tendency to talk as though BabyX can already do all the things he’s dreaming.

Read more about Sagar's artificial intelligience development here.