In a world where people conceiving about agreeable in amorous romances with basic assistants, the abuttals amid humans and machines is gradually abrasion away. But no other high-tech apparatus disrupts this dichotomy more than Erica, the world’s most free humanoid robot.

In a new short documentary, The Guardian tells the story of 23-year-old android Erica and her ‘father’ – Japanese robotics guru Hiroshi Ishiguro.

Born at the circle amid technology and philosophy, Erica unsettles the very analogue of what it means to be human.

She has a affable aspect and a abatement voice, but does she have a soul? This is one of the conundrums Ishiguro and his accomplice in crime Dylan Glas extrapolate on in the 15-minute docufilm.

Meet Erica and accustom 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 absorbing questions in its accessible aftereffect video.

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