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Are we ready for robot relationships?

We're already there, say some of the experts

By Sameer Rahim  

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Are we ready for robot relationships? asked chair Luke Dormehl, at the British Academy debate on 21st February. A staple of science fiction, the question isn’t as strange as it perhaps first seems. From SatNavs to Apple’s Siri, talking robots are now a key part of everyday life. “The robots are ready for us but are we ready for them?,” asked Dormehl. “How will our relationships with these emerging technologies develop and what will they look like? Are sex robots an actual thing, and if they are should they be embraced physically and…

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