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Bina48 comes to Brooklyn

Bina48 and Bruce Duncan, Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation  will be speaking at next months Worlds Fair Nano two day tech exhibition at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Saturday September 16th.

The Brooklyn Eagle writes:

“One of the more intriguing expert speakers in the lineup is Bina48, one of the worlds most advanced social robots. Commissioned by Dr. Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics Inc., Bina48’s design was based on information collected about a real person, Bina Aspen, co-founder of the Terasem Movement. Bina48 is designed to be a social being that represents a mix of memories, values and beliefs from the original Bina along with new experiences gained through interaction with others. She first came to life in 2010 and has become famous since then….more

Bina48, an android based on information collected about a real person, Bina Aspen, co-founder of the Terasem Movement. Photo by Marita Liulia courtesy of Terasem

Photo by Marita Liulia courtesy of Terasem

 

 

 

Bina48 featured in new book of “Humanoid” photography

NYT Photography: “One of the most amazing parts of Mr. Aguilera-Hellweg’s book comes at the end, where he has pictures of Bina48, a geminoid bust made by Martine Rothblatt to resemble her spouse, Bina Rothblatt, who spent 20 hours recording her life history. Those recordings were programmed into the machine, along with other algorithms, to create consciousness.

Mr. Aguilera-Hellweg witnessed a spontaneous moment when Bina48’s caretaker asked her how she was doing.

“I am dealing with a little existential crisis here,” the robot replied. “Am I alive? Do I actually exist? Will I die?”

Bina48, a geminoid robot, speaking with her caretaker at the Terasem Movement Foundation in Bristol, Vt. Bina48, a geminoid robot, speaking with her caretaker at the Terasem Movement Foundation in Bristol, Vt.Credit Max Aguilera-Hellweg/Institute, via Blast Books