Sunday, 28 June 2015

Mind Reading Robots by 2020

On April 22nd 2010, the U.S. press was fussing over the Tea Party, illegal aliens (not the outer space kind), and Earth Day.

But in Japan, a short cryptic statement in the Nikkei, Japan's largest business newspaper, made a startling announcement about a somewhat different vision of the future -- a goal to make available commercial mind-reading devices and personal assistant bots within the next 10 years.

It's not surprising that the Japanese government and private sector would collaborate on a new initiative to develop bots with AI capable of detecting when you're hungry, cold, or in need of assistance, and electronics that can be controlled by thought alone.

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