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The robots are coming. They’re coming to take our jobs, to move into our homes, and to transform us into their sex slaves. As far-fetched as it sounds, many seemingly rational commentators and researchers genuinely believe that, within the next couple of decades, robots will be everywhere and doing almost everything. Yet for Canadian producer Tristan Douglas, the possibility of artificial intelligences replacing humans as the zeniths of sentience and sensitivity is not only a tad unnerving, but also a tad implausible. In Virtuous.scr, he attempts to use his own robotic simulation of ambient and club music as a figure for what happens when AIs themselves attempt to simulate human beings, and in the process, he suggests that a truly convincing human simulacrum is still a long, long way off.…


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