Can a robot store hu­man con­scious­ness?

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She gets ner­vous, makes jokes, and re­mem­bers her child­hood. Bina48 is the most hu­man­like an­droid on the planet to date— and even has its own per­son­al­ity. That’s be­cause Bina48 is a “mind clone”… Dr. Martine Roth­blatt had asked her wife, Bina Aspen, about her thoughts and mem­o­ries and be­hav­ior in cer­tain sit­u­a­tions for 100 hours. All this in­for­ma­tion was fed into a dig­i­tal data­base and then copied into a hu­manoid robot— a bust that con­sists of an ar­ti­fi­cial head and shoul­ders. The re­sult was adap­tive ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence that is ca­pa­ble of hold­ing a con­ver­sa­tion as well as re­act­ing to en­vi­ron­men­tal stim­uli. Since her “birth” in 2010 Bina48 has been in­ter­viewed, at­tended sci­en­tific con­fer­ences as a guest, and ap­peared in a mu­sic video.

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