Robotic Baby Seal Provides Human Comfort

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It's white, furry, cute and cuddly – and its name is Paro. One of the latest developments in artificial intelligence, Paro's a robot made to look like a baby harp seal that is helping comfort patients in nursing homes and veterans hospitals. Amy Harmon, national correspondent for the New York Times, is author of today's front-page story about the cuddly robot and what some people are calling robot therapy.

Credits

Guest:
Amy Harmon - New York Times - @amy_harmon

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton