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How to Be a Robot Psychologist

Cartoon of robot watering an indoor Christmas tree with a hose. Owner is upset.

Can you diagnose and fix your car? Can you reboot your router? We get along with technology better when we have some operational understanding of how it works. As we approach an age when robots and other artificially intelligent agents surround us, we must expand our mental models of machines to include those that display autonomous goal-directed behaviors and even evoke notions of…

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Eric Saund

Eric Saund is a researcher in Cognitive Science and a consultant in AI and Machine Learning.