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Sony announces plans for emotional robots

Last month, Sony acquired a stake in the US startup Cogitai, which specializes in creating continual AI learning programs.

Today they announced the company’s strategy for 2017 at a press conference. Sony President Kazuo Hirai revealed that the company wants to make robots capable of winning people’s affection. Specifically, they are working on developing a robot which can connect emotionally with people, and expects to launch it soon.

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