What will become of empathy in a world of smart machines? 

But can machines be expected to be fully empathetic? Signs point to no. It is relatively easy to create a learning brain but we don’t yet know how to create a heart or a soul. In a recent talk at the New Yorker festival MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito asserted that “humans are really good at things computers are not.”

Source: What will become of empathy in a world of smart machines? | Media Network | The Guardian

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