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Loneliness and social isolation is said to impact as many as one-third of the world population - and here we have new research into how AI-powered robots could provide some companionship to help combat this.
But as AI develops further and gives companion robots better skills to build social connections, researchers are saying some guidelines are needed.
Researcher from the faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland professor Elizabeth Broadbent joined Mike Hosking.
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