On this episode of 60-Second Science, it’s revealed that robots can outperform humans when they impersonate us. However, when the machine’s identity is revealed, it loses its superiority. This leads to an ethical problem: if the bots stay efficient as they possibly can by impersonating us, they cannot have their identity revealed, meaning humans who interact with the bots will be deceived. It goes against fundamental values of autonomy, respect and dignity. On the bright side of ‘this conundrum,’ there is proof that we can build robots that can outperform us to do certain tasks better than we can. The question is, though, can society decide on whether its worth concealing the identity of a robot in exchange for efficiency?