Would you trust this robot if it gave you a cookie?

From Motherboard:

"Gaia" Photo: Serena Booth

“Gaia” Photo: Serena Booth

“I’m worried that the results of this study indicate that we trust robots too much … We are putting ourselves in a position where, as we allow robots to become more integrated into society, we could be setting ourselves up for some really bad outcomes.”

Source: Would You Trust This Robot If It Gave You a Cookie? | Motherboard

Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its own

From Business Insider:

University of Washington

University of Washington

The highly dexterous, five-fingered robot hand is not only deft in its execution, but can learn from its own mistakes to perform better the next day.

The system runs on a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning, which is when machines (in this case the robot hand) learn to improve over time.

Source: Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its own | Business Insider