Imagine your typical voice-activated assistant with a very different look

It once seemed too far-fetched and futuristic of an idea: getting a machine or robot to do your bidding and help make life easier. But now with systems like Amazon’s Alexa and AI robots like JIBO, having a non-sentient program to help you remember things is not so strange anymore.

These systems and social robots are created to help you with daily tasks, like remembering appointments and video chatting with family. Companies continue to experiment with ways to make them more approachable and sociable.

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