Domesticated Robotics Taking Academia by Storm

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Well, I might be getting ahead of myself. But at least one other researcher is talking about a different approach to AI. Can you hear the thunder?

The headline of the article starts with, "AI ethicist Kate Darling: ‘Robots can be our partners,’" and as you can see, it's not a question.

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There may be a storm coming. And it's what I've feared:

Similar to how we’ve banned subliminal advertising in some places, we may want to consider the emotional manipulation that will be possible with social robots.

The ability to create artificial, but still genuine, empathy is a power that we have yet to confront.