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Robert Snapp Interview on Artificial Intelligence

Robert SnappStewart Ledbetter from WPTZ TV5 spoke with Dr. Robert Snapp, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, regarding the likelihood of artificial intelligence being used to record human thoughts and personality traits on computer hard drives to generate cyber people who could ‘live on’ into eternity.

In this interview, Dr. Snapp’s response is that although being able to create little avatars that mimic their makers may be entertaining, it is not central to science and may be counterproductive.