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Who should do security clearance checks? Did you say ‘chat-bot’? This military slinger hopes so

For the study, 120 US Army trainees were, one by one, put in front of a computer-generated avatar that quizzed them about their private lives. Beforehand, the subjects were asked to fill out pencil’n’paper questionnaires about their lifestyles.

It emerged that people were more forthcoming about alcohol abuse, drug use, psychological treatment and other sensitive topics to the avatar than on the paper forms. (Shaun Nichols, The Register)


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The Army’s Robot Recruiter (from On the Media)


Plus an update here.

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