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As the world learns to understand AI, there are some who believe privacy shouldn’t be sacrificed.
Professor Miguel Vargas Martin and 22-year-old undergraduate Eduardo Perez Valle are two supporters of this view.
Valle is an industrial engineering researcher from Mexico, who is spending three months in Oshawa to contribute his expertise in artificial intelligence to develop companion robots.
“A companion robot ideally would be a friend. Someone you trust, someone you can share things, with somebody who you can do things with, you can have fun with, somebody who can help you do things. In other words, a humanoid,” says Martin.
Valle came to Oshawa after applying to Mitacs Globalink, a program which currently has more than 1,200 international students working on innovation challenges at 55 Canadian universities.