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Man and/or machine?


The development of robots with human-like AI and a human-like appearance may reshape our ideas of our own humanity. In this photo, the statue of a human figure is unclear, representing how, as humanoid robots may become more human-like, the distinction between man and machine may become less distinct.

Moreover, we may begin to question the value of our place in this world, as humanoid robots may replace human beings in some contexts. This is represented by the trees that surround the figure: what does it mean to be a human and a part of the natural world while artificial humanoid robots are being designed and created to be just like us?