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2017-01-11

Meet this Chinese robot goddess that looks strikingly real and can hold a simple conversation.



Jia Jia is a Chinese robot dressed in a traditional Chinese dress with flowing black hair. She can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked but simple questions frequently confuse her.
Her creator believes the eerily life-like robot heralds a future of cyborg labour in China. With flowing black hair and dressed in a traditional Chinese dress, Jia Jia looks strikingly real.

This project has been publicly known as the China's first human-like robot, Jia Jia was first trotted out last year by a team of engineers at the University of Science and Technology of China.
She was able to accurately answer a query about the day's weather, hold basic conversations and recognise the gender of her questioners.
"You are a handsome man," she complimented one, but when asked later if she has a boyfriend, replied, "I prefer to stay single."

The Team leader of the project, Chen Xiaoping sounded as if jia jia was his biological daughter at the economic conference organised by banking giant UBS in Shanghai's futuristic financial centre when he introduced her.
Chen predicted that within a decade artificially intelligent (AI) robots like Jia Jia will begin performing a range of menial tasks in Chinese restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals and households. He also added that "In 5 to 10 years there will be a lot of applications for robots in China."

While trying to know why Jia Jia should maybe work in restaurants he said growing prosperity was causing many young Chinese to eschew jobs like waitressing, while an ageing population would require more hands on deck in hospitals and nursing homes – even if they aren't human hands.

Also, when asked if Jia Jia would one day rebel against humanity, he however, dismissed sci-fi fears of future robots getting too smart for our own good.
He said "As long as this is done in a step-by-step and controlled manner, I don't think there will be a big impact on society. It won't harm human beings" he said.

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