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Sci-Tech

Web Desk
April 6, 2018
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AI entity, BOB bites off his own head to get rid of the user

Sci-Tech

Web Desk
Fri, Apr, 18

LONDON: Artist Ian Cheng has developed AI entity and expects that BOB, alias “Bag of Beliefs”, will be appreciated for its ability to actually grow and enjoys thinking.

Given the ability to detect user’s face, the bot actually decides if it wants to play with the particular user. If not, it may even bite off its own head to get rid of the user.

Bob’s head appear on your smartphone screen and as you move around, it detects your face expression from different angles and puts a reflection of it with an animoji version of one of its many heads.

Cheng actually prefers to consider it a living entity and currently has been put on display at the Serpentine Gallery. Not just one, BOB comes with five twin bots, all born by March 6.

"My only expectation and my hope for a person going into the exhibition is that they simply feel like what they're encountering is something alive," he said. "I really want a viewer to think of it more like going to an animal sanctuary," Ian Cheng said.

The AI artists explains how the AI creature happens to play around and keep the memories.

“When you're interacting with BOB, BOB is taking a snapshot of your facial motion at that moment, maybe the time of the day, BOB's current energy levels and metabolism, BOB's body growth, and about 25 other different parameters", adding that these snapshot session occurs at 10 to 20 seconds intervals.

"I'm very optimistic about the future of AI," he adds. "I think there's enough smart people now thinking about all the dangers of AI."

Good morning BOB!

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