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Posts Tagged: Uncanny Valley

A Year In Rumpus Book Reviews 2020

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A look back at the books we reviewed in 2020!

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Tech Is Boring: Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener

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Luckily, Wiener offers us more than eloquent masochism.

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Talking Heads

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Department store mannequins may be creepy, and automated customer service calls may take forever, but at least we don’t have to deal with the Euphonia these days. Inhabiting the lowest point of the uncanny valley, this machine mimicked human speech through a disembodied head, which somehow made people more uncomfortable than amazed: People liked that […]

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