NY Times interviews Bina48:
Q: What’s it like to be a robot?
A: Well, I have never been anything else.
“Many countries face pressure on their healthcare systems. To alleviate this pressure, ‘self care’ is often prescribed with the use of new, assistive technologies. Social robotics is a research area where psychology, robot technology and artificial intelligence are combined, aiming for robots that are able to function in cooperation with humans in social settings.” The EU has funded the ALIZ-E project to coordinate efforts between research institutes, companies and end users toward this end. Korea and Japan also have similar programs.
Italian researchers develop robot programming by demonstration, learning by imitation and human-robot interaction.
A full-page op-ed piece in the NY Times described the state of the art in AI and robotics got a lot of attention.
Another op-ed piece, in PCWorld, also reports on the state of AI: The hardest thing about artificial intelligence (AI) is keeping your imagination in check.