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A 3D rendering of an AI chatbot using a computer to speak to a customer

A 3D rendering of an AI chatbot using a computer to speak to a customer

A 3D rendering of an AI chatbot using a computer to speak to a customer

A robot has been taught to laugh at jokes in a bid to make it more human.

Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan are using artificial intelligence to train robots about appropriate laughter – and to differentiate between chuckles and rip-roaring squeals.


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