The Virtual Is Real – Just Ask A Chatterbot

In a podcast interview discussing robotic dogs, chatterbots tied to large databases like Wikipedia, and more, Dr. Robert Epstein answers the question

If you develop an actual emotional attachment to this ephemeral being that doesn’t actually exist, is it any less real to you?

by saying “Oh, it’s entirely real.” He goes on to point out, as I’ve been saying that we’re heading toward a new world much faster than people think.
It’s interesting to wonder what happens when you combine a chatterbot with a realistic looking android:

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like the one seen in My Date With A Robot.

Update: the answer is something like: Aiko

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