Thanks for coming to the session! It was wonderful meeting all of you, and I hope you all enjoyed the discussion. Here are the notes from our meeting on March 20th, 2019.
Why are so many personal assistants gendered to be female by default? What human qualities are robot care-takers designed to exhibit? What are the social implications of products like sex robots? What does it mean to be human?
As AI advances, many products are being built with human features as a core part of their design. In this session, we dove into what that means, and explored the decisions and conversations that arise as a result of this.
What is this meetup?
Intro to the topic
Depending on attendee numbers, split into smaller groups
Robots and therapy - no emotional baggage Transparency of bots - people are more at ease talking to bots Bias of programs/bots (e.g. in therapy) Autonomous warfare "The world is built for humans, so robots that are humanlike can coexist more easily" - Sanctuary AI Androgynous voices - Does this propagate violence vs. trans folks Who can enforce this stuff? - Government? - In a capitalist society... - Education - So, should there be an ethical certification? A-la LEED Education + critical thinking: Question your assumptions Kara Swisher