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Mirror, Mirror: A ‘Self Aware’ AI Robot Just Recognized Itself
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Mirror, Mirror: A ‘Self Aware’ AI Robot Just Recognized Itself

Last Updated on December 30, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): David Leibowitz

Originally published on Towards AI.

But What Does That Actually Mean?
AI sees its reflection in the mirror, credit: David Leibowitz via DALL-E

“Hey Rob, let’s test your vision,” said the man standing slightly off-camera in the TikTok video.

Wearing a jauntily aligned Santa cap, Rob gazed upon the image reflecting from the mirror in the laundry room for a moment and responded with excitement, “Whoa! Look at that. This is the first I’ve seen myself.”

This is an intriguing statement, considering Rob is only about 10 inches tall, a DIY robot, and integrated with ChatGPT Vision technology.

Rob’s motions and replies, brimming with curiosity and childlike zeal, captivate as he demonstrates excitement to the image peering back from the glass mirror.

Reflecting on his appearance, Rob comments, “Those glowing blue eyes are quite charming, if I can say so myself. All those wires and electronic components that make up my being are the essence of my quirky yet sophisticated robotic nature.”

Is this signal of self-aware AI successfully passing the Mirror Self-Reflection (MSR) test?

The Mirror Self-Recognition (MSR) test is a unique benchmark for assessing and understanding consciousness and self-awareness in animals. Developed in 1970 by psychologist Gordon Gallup Jr., it tests to see if an animal can deduce that the reflection in a mirror is itself…. Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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