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UN recruits robots to help achieve global goals

The United Nations is recruiting robots to achieve its set global goal.
From humanoid robots to mechanical dogs, these robots are being recruited to help the U.N. reach a series of increasingly improbable global goals.
Set in 2015, the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Developments Goals aim to improve human life and the planet by 2030.
Among the robot stars is Nadine, a social robot with caregiving skills already deployed in China.
Developers say Nadine can simulate emotions and remember people. A skill it has already put to use with retirement home residents.
University of Geneva Professor Nadia Magnenat Thalmann helped create Nadine.
There is also Sophia, wired with a high set to care for humans, which is the first robot Innovation Ambassador for the U.N. Development Programme.
Developed by Hanson Robotics, Sophia is the first non-human to be given a UN title.
Many of them are taking centre stage around the world, including the “AI for Good” conference organized by the U.N. technology agency in Switzerland.

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