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Android Birthday

on July 01, 2011, 3:30pm

Kevin Grennan of the Royal College of Art, Design Interactions Department spends his days asking unusual questions about the future.  We know humanoid androids are on the way.  The fields of interaction design, robotics, artificial neural networks and scores of other scientific advancements will see to that.  But, Grennan wonders, though “robots have no need for annually recurring birthdays, would celebrating their anniversaries of creation enable us to empathise with them to a greater degree?”  And if you tell a robot to celebrate their birthday, how will they do it?  If you don’t breathe, you can’t blow out a candle.

Created by: Kevin Grennan
Starring: Sylvi Kim

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