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Robots to replace actuaries

Robots that recognise the emotions of people they interact with are set to replace actuaries in the offices of reinsurance companies. The London team behind the project is trying to understand how the human brain perceives faces, and then teach the actuary robots to recognise the emotions of people they interact with.

An actuary

Actuaries interact perfectly with computer models but are less able to deal with human colleagues, and vice versa. By replacing the actuaries with robots that are more like humans, office life will be more bearable for other employees.

The actuary robots can smile, look surprised, and do a range of different things including talk about the football.

?It's important for these machines to recognise how to act socially - to see when people are looking happy or sad,

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