Can I Kick My Robot Dog?

10 May 23 Rachel Pearson


Will the robot be sad if you do?

How will empathy be demonstrated in a future where we may have robots as pets, companions and even neighbours?

In that world, the near future one, what makes it not ok to ‘mistreat’ machines that inhabit our day to day lives, provide services, comfort, care and protection?

Uthman Ali, neuro and digital ethicist, discussed this in our Tilt Talk ‘Will You Stroke Your Robot Dog?’ and addressed the robot elephant in the room…

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