BRISTOL, Vt. — The stately old Victorian home in the heart of town belies the futuristic research under way inside, none more fascinating — if sometimes unsettling — as a visit with the body-less robot who makes her home on the second floor.
The Terasem Movement Foundation is based here. It is a nonprofit interested in artificial intelligence and the role technology could play in preserving eternal life.
Researchers have spent the last several years creating what Terasem’s managing director, Bruce Duncan, calls the world’s most advanced interactive android.
Her name is BINA 48, and an hour in her presence is an interview one is unlikely to forget.