AI is a big topic nowadays, but sometimes I like to take a step back from super-intelligence and instead look at the progress being made in endearing robots. I love the idea of people having empathy for robots. I always hear the argument “but it doesn’t have feelings” or “its not like it actually cares”, but at what point does this not hold true? It’s practically the same discussion about an AI’s capacity for emotion. Pinokio, by Adam Ben-Dror, is one of those projects that pushes this discussion just a little bit further. It isn’t groundbreaking but I find it endearing nonetheless.