This is the robot that laughs at people’s jokes

As technology advances, we constantly see new avenues being opened for humanity. Robots are already beginning to make their presence felt, causing fear or embarrassment to some and admiration to others.

Recently, in fact, researchers in Japan managed to develop ‘Erica’, a robot with an artificial intelligence system that gives it a sense of humor and the ability to laugh according to the occasion. The robot appropriately reacts to human laughter with its own laughter and in this way creates the feeling of empathy and better communication. As reported by APE BEE, the new artificial intelligence system has three subsystems: One that detects human laughter, one that decides whether to laugh in response to something funny, and one that chooses the appropriate type of laughter for the occasion (gentle and discreet, loud and hilarious etc).

The sense of humor that “Erica” ​​acquired thanks to the integration of the new system was tested in short dialogues of a few minutes between a man and the robot, in order to confirm that the latter does not always laugh even when he does not need to, that he does not remain mute when he should laugh and that he laughs in an appropriate way that shows understanding and empathy. The new system appeared to be doing better than expected.

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