An AI engineer, who has invented a 'virtual nervous system', believes it is only a matter of time before robotics hardware catches up to his software.
He says responsive robots could be a common sight in businesses and homes around the world within the next ten years.
But behind this attractive exterior is advanced software that can learn and even mimic human emotions.
And Dr Sagar believes it won't be long before developments in robotics technology allow AI software like Nadia to take on a more humanoid physical form.
And Dr Sagar believes it won't be long before developments in robotics technology allow AI software to take on a more humanoid physical form, according to reports in CNBCSpeaking to website, he said: 'We are creating realistic adult avatars serving as virtual assistants.'You can use them to plug into existing systems like IBM Watson or Cortana — putting a face on a chatbot.
'We have been working on the deepest aspect of the technology, biologically-inspired cognitive architectures.
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Dr Sagar's team at the University of Auckland hit headlines in 2014 for their work on Baby X.The researchers then praised the baby verbally, which releases virtual dopamine.The baby learnt that correctly identifying words like 'milk' is good, and learns to do so more in future.There's great value for companies to use automation technologies in analytics, taking advantage of the vast data sets now available.Making machine learning models more precise isn't just about technology; but a reimagination of business structure and the roles of tech and people.