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The Uncanny Valley Nobody's Talking About: Eerie Robot Voices


Uncanny robot Sophia

Uncanny voices make uncanny robots like Sophia, made by Hanson Robots, even more creep-inducing.

Credit: Joan Cros/Nurphoto/Getty Images

Call it the Great Convergence of Creepiness. The first bit, the uncanny valley, we're all familiar with by now: If a humanoid robot looks super realistic, but not quite realistic enough, it freaks us out.

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