Another step towards Star Trek’s Data?

Eerie to see.  Reminds me of my project to create a virtual pet.  Why do we see a difference between loving a real living animal and one that’s made out of electronics and programmed?  Will we always see that difference, or will we one day build real relationships with items built from technology?

Rise of the Machines: Meet Bina48, the robot who can tell jokes, recite poetry and mimics mankind with startling ease | Mail Online.