The New Breed: What Our History With Animals Reveals About Our Future With Robots
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TimeMonday, 9 August 20211pm - 1:30pm PDT
DescriptionThe robots are coming! As robotics investment booms and human-robot interaction increasingly enters workplaces and households all over the world, much space has been devoted to talking about robots as replacements for humans. However, looking at our rich history of using animals for weaponry, work, and companionship illustrates that a different analogy can change our conversations, revealing the potential for new kinds of practices, achievements, and even relationships with machines — for the benefit of individuals and society at large.