People watch a bionic robot at an exhibition during the 2017 national mass innovation and entrepreneurship week in Beijing on September 15. More than 300 items and projects on artificial intelligence, biotechnology, energy conservation and more were on display. Photo: Xinhua

Why the world needs benevolent robots that can learn to love and be loved

David Hanson says humankind can have a better future if the artificial intelligence and robots we develop do not just calculate, but also learn emotional intelligence in the same way that babies do

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People watch a bionic robot at an exhibition during the 2017 national mass innovation and entrepreneurship week in Beijing on September 15. More than 300 items and projects on artificial intelligence, biotechnology, energy conservation and more were on display. Photo: Xinhua
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