Kuri, Ozlo, Cujo: Why do so many robot names sound alike?

For companies trying to convince consumers that artificially intelligent robots are helpful, not scary, giving them a cute name seems like one of the first steps. Linguist and verbal branding expert Christopher Johnson explains why “they sound like the kind of names you might give your dog.” But while we might want our bots to have the semblance of a personality (including a sense of humor), we don’t necessarily want them to seem too human. Read more at Fast Company.