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Watch: Witty Japanese Bonsai AI Gives You Better Advice Than Any Human Could
By Yoon Sann Wong, 29 Mar 2018
“Bons-AI, what does life exist for?”
“What is important in life is life, not the result of life. At least that’s what Goethe said.”
Unlike other parts of the world where artificial intelligence is being developed to read minds and crush real-life gamers at Dota 2, the Japanese seem to have something very different in mind that falls in line with their culture of wellness and peace of mind.
Japanese multinational company TDK has created ‘Bons-AI’, where artificial intelligence gets built into a Bonsai plant—a small tree cultivated in a container through a Japnese art form to mimic the aestehtics of a full-sized tree—so as to interact with humans, and offer emotional support when no one else is there to lend an ear.
Listen to it dish out pearly words of wisdom and positivity, in a way that might actually make you chuckle, via the English teaser for the product below.
[video via TDK Official Channel, images provided by TDK]
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