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    DARPA has announced the development of a “finishing” school to teach robots manners and human social norms.

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    As with most practical AI, the experiment will use machine learning algorithms to teach the machine to react to situations politely: for instance, saying thank you when it is given something. It will then derive new manners not directly taught to it via deep learning.

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