Watch: The story of Erica, the most autonomous humanoid robot on earth


In a world where people daydream about engaging in passionate romances with virtual assistants, the boundary between humans and machines is gradually washing away. But no other high-tech invention disrupts this dichotomy more than Erica, the world’s most autonomous humanoid robot. In a new short documentary, The Guardian tells the story of 23-year-old android Erica and her ‘father’ – Japanese robotics guru Hiroshi Ishiguro. Born at the intersection between technology and philosophy, Erica unsettles the very definition of what it means to be human. She has a welcoming countenance and a soothing voice, but does she have a soul? This is…

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