Should we be worried that robots can learn to speak through interaction with humans?  This seems to be one of the first steps in making them sound more human, a process which could end up creating robots which are indistinguishable from humans.

I, Robot springs to mind.

On a side note, I was in Spain when I, Robot was released on DVD, with a huge cardboard cut-out of Will Smith in every video store, and now every time I see it I can’t help but think of the spanish title… Yo, Robot.

If you can’t see why, think about how The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air would say it.

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