Relationships with robots

Robot comedians and robot lovers. A look at how artificial intelligence might change how we understand ourselves and our relationships to machines.
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To be human is to be funny, says comedian and humour researcher Christopher Molineux. He says the point of having AI learn to tell a joke is to convey its eventual humanity. 

Meanwhile Fei Liu was fed up with dating, so the New York based artist took up a radical project. She built herself a boyfriend. A robot boyfriend.

His name is Gabriel2052. He's looks like a mechanical toy, with extra long arms (all the better to hug you.)  Gabriel is part of Fei Liu's art project called "Build the Love You Deserve."