Meet the Echoborg

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Meet the Echoborg

But what if this operation was inverted so that the interface of artificial intelligence was an actual human whose actions were determined by a machine? Enter social psychologists Kevin Corti and Alex Gillespie, whose recent research published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology reveals findings from a series of experiments involving ‘Echoborgs’. An echoborg is composed of a human whose words are partially or entirely determined by a chat bot. By using humans to deliver words determined by a computer programme, the researchers are studying ‘how people interact face-to-face with machine intelligence under the assumption that it is human.’

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/charlotte-webb/artificial-intelligence-humanity_b_7999392.html
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