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We’re racist towards robots, too, study finds

  • Have you ever wondered why you rarely see a brown or black robot?

A couple of researchers at Monash University in Melbourne and Canterbury University in New Zealand were having trouble finding any — why were all the robots white?

It led them to investigate whether people ascribe race to robots, and if this changed their behaviour towards them.

Robots 1aWhat they discovered was that humans carry their racial biases over to robots.

  • The shooter bias paradigm — applied to robots

“If you ask anybody, ‘Are you racist?’ of course they…

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