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Companions in Artificial Intelligence submitted on Saturday, 19 November 2016, 6:37 PMmodified on Monday, 21 November 2016, 6:39 PM

Companions in Artificial Intelligence Ruben Damian Corbo
University of the People

Artificial Intelligence has always been a very interesting subject to me from the time I watched any film from the Terminator series (1984-2015) with the evil A.I. known as Skynet. Not all AI is bad as we know from Steven Spielberg 's “A.I.” (2001) and today Artificial Intelligence is far from fiction. I’ve always wondered how close could we get to a world where Artificial Intelligence could become a companion, and in my research I have found that programmers and inventors are already working on a companion to ease the sense of loneliness we all feel from time to time.

There could be a lot of reasons why someone would want some form of companionship when real life presence is not readily available. Katie Collins (2013) quotes, “Like any proud parent whose kids leave home, Hayashi had a void to fill. He’s doing that by creating a robot
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