Stephen Downes

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According to this article, "The new action plan, called the Beijing Action Plan for Promoting the Innovation and Development of the Digital Human Industry, is the first of its kind." It is intended to regulate software that performs the functions normally associated with a human. "It's not as far-fetched as it might sound... virtual influencers have emerged as a new form of celebrity, marketing agencies and entertainment companies have invested in developing digital personalities as controllable alternatives to real stars." Digital agents and digital tutors aren't far behind.

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