• Question: Do you think that robots will ever be able to be fully ‘alive’ and complete the seven life processes?

    Asked by holz to Darren on 18 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by Kaitlyn, person.
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      Darren Rhodes answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Hi! Good question!

      I am in two minds about this – part of me thinks that a robot will never truly ‘be alive’, but another part of me thinks that with the advances in AI and robotics that we are seeing right now – then it might not be so far fetched!

      If a robot talks, walks, acts, thinks, and feels like a human (so you couldn’t tell the difference) – does that make it more or less alive? Interesting!