In a first, AI robot passes class in philosophy of love

Feb 22, 2018, 6:54 AM EST

BINA48, an AI-driven robot programmed to be social, has passed a college class on the philosophy of love, proving that machines could retain and present a perspective on a subject that centers on emotions and feelings.

BINA48 has been designed to lay credence to the Terasem hypothesis, which proposes that enough information can turn artificial intelligence into a downloadable conscious-like entity having its own share of life experiences similar to a living organism, writes Live Science.

William Barry, associate professor of philosophy and director of the Mixed Reality Immersive Learning and Research Lab at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), where BINA48 was developed, says humans should approach artificial intelligence with a sense of dignity to inculcate good values in robots, notes CNBC.