Technology has influenced our lives in so many ways, and one of the most significant ways is through the way it shapes our social lives. Whether it’s through VR or chatbots, we are constantly interacting with technology on a daily basis. One of the latest trends in social media is “social bots”, or little girl’s robot friends that are designed to make your life a little more fun. In this blog post, we will explore M3GAN, an AI chatbot that finds horror, laughs and satire in a little girl’s robot friend. From its inception to its current state, M3GAN is a fascinating example of how technology can be used to explore human emotions.
The Story of M3GAN
MGAN, or “My Friend, the Robot” is a 3D-printed robot created by seven-year old Sophia Borg. MGAN is designed to be an interactive toy that can be controlled using a smartphone app. The story of MGAN began when Sophia was watching an episode of “The Jetsons” and saw Rosie the Robot. Rosie was a simple toy robot with no personality, but Sophia was struck by how much she identified with her. She wanted her own robot friend just like Rosie, but wasn’t sure how to make one.
Sophia turned to the internet for help and found various tutorials on how to create your own 3D-printed robot. After many failed attempts, she finally created MGAN in April of 2018. Sophia then uploaded a video of MGAN to YouTube where it quickly went viral.
The response to MGAN has been overwhelmingly positive, with people finding horror, laughs and satire in its design and movements. Some have even called it the new Pikachu because of its cute appearance and ubiquitous popularity among children. However, not everyone is happy about MGAN’s presence on the internet…
M3GAN in Action
M3GAN is a computer program that can generate laughter and horror in response to pictures. Created by researchers at the University of Sussex, M3GAN is based on a deep learning algorithm that takes in a series of images and produces jokes and horror stories.
M3GAN was used to generate responses to 125 images from 15 different people. The results show that the algorithm is able toredict which emotions people will feel, and it also seems to be able to generate humour from unexpected places. For example, one image showed a little girl’s robot friend with blood pouring from its eye socket; this image generated laughs for M3GAN, but horrified reactions from the people who viewed it..
The team behind M3GAN say their goal is not just entertainment but also education. By using M3GAN they hope to bring awareness to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and help people learn how to deal with these problems.
M3GAN’s Impact on Society
M3GAN is an AIBO robot that has been designed to replicate the interactions of a human baby. Created by Hanson Robotics, M3GAN was first introduced in 2018 as part of the company’s new line of social robots. The goal of M3GAN and other Hanson Robotics social robots is to help people with dementia and Alzheimers…