In 1950, Alan Turing posed perhaps the most provocative question of the 20th century: Can machines think? Turing’s now-famous “imitation game“ laid the groundwork for what we now know as the Turing Test, a benchmark for artificial intelligence. But Turing’s vision extended beyond mere mimicry. He grasped the potential for…

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Posted: June 2, 2024

Research & Insights

How to Build a Trustworthy Robot

Robot narratives have been with us for a long time, 155 years to be exact, when Steam Man of The Steam Man of the Prairies first made an appearance in a dime-store novel. Since then, humans have fantasized, advised and prophesized about robots existing among us. But would people actually…

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Posted: October 2, 2023

Dr. Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications assistant professor in emerging media in the Department of Media Production, Management and Technology, was interviewed on June 2, 2021 about his research on social cues in human-machine interactions and the convergence of various human-machine communication technologies. Below the…

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Posted: June 15, 2021