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Could you fall in love with a robot?

No, it isn't possible

By Margaret Boden  
Thandie Newton as a robot programmed to please men in HBO's Westworld © HBO

Thandie Newton as a robot programmed to please men in HBO's Westworld © HBO

Many of us say we have relationships with our dogs, and some—still—with our childhood teddy-bear. Some might claim to have a relationship with their car. And others, although they might not admit it publicly, feel they have some sort of relationship with their sex-doll.

Are all these people deluded? Can we really have relationships with non-human beings?

If so, what about robots? Computerised…

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