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August 13th, 2008
In the News: Why We Attribute Human Qualities to Machines
Can machines think?

It feels natural to attribute human-like properties to machines — think of encouraging and then cursing a computer that seems determined to lose your files. Now researchers observe that the more “human” a robot seems, the more active are the brain regions that think about the intentions and desires of others — even if that other is a machine.

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