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Kids born today could grow up to have AI friends

Masum Hasan on "Connections"
Julie Williams
Masum Hasan on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, December 7, 2023

A local AI developer says there are benefits to having human-like relationships with artificial intelligence. He also says there should be limits.

He’s working on AI that can help with teaching, job interviews, even speed dating. He joins us for the hour to discuss his work and the intersection of human and human-like relationships.

Our guest:

  • Masum Hasan, Ph.D. student in computer science at the University of Rochester and co-founder of Sentien.IO
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.