In a world where people daydream about engaging in passionate romances with virtual assistants, the boundary between humans and machines is gradually washing away. But no other high-tech invention disrupts this dichotomy more than Erica, the world’s most autonomous humanoid robot.
Born at the intersection between technology and philosophy, Erica unsettles the very definition of what it means to be human.
She has a welcoming countenance and a soothing voice, but does she have a soul? This is one of the conundrums Ishiguro and his partner in crime Dylan Glas extrapolate on in the 15-minute docufilm.
Meet Erica and familiarize yourself with her little quirks and idiosyncrasies by watching the full documentary in the video above.
And in case you want to ask Erica a question: The Guardian is currently accepting submissions from readers and will ask the most interesting questions in its upcoming follow-up video.