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Kate Darling
Works at MIT Media Lab
Attended ETH Zurich
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We humans aren't always logical. We know robots don't have feelings, but that doesn't stop us from getting attached to them. Kate Darling is a researcher at MIT's Media Lab, and she's fascinated by human empathy for robots. Recently she made a few folks very uncomfortable when she asked them to torture and crush a tiny robot.
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Why do I must think about Ghost in the Shell when I hear you talking about robotic implants and robots.
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Robot ethics workshop. After 1.5h of interaction, none of the 4 groups could kill their Pleo. Nor were they willing to kill another group's Pleo to save their own. Once threatened that all of the Pleos would be destroyed unless someone stepped up, Ralf was finally axed. Silence.
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Just replied, thanks! :)
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology may be the birthplace of the American geek. Within MIT, its Media Lab drills down to the heart of the next wave of technology from creating buildings with 3D...
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Researcher (Robot Ethics and IP)
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  • MIT Media Lab
    Research Specialist, present
  • Yale University
    ISP Visiting Fellow, present
  • Harvard University
    Berkman Center Fellow, present
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Researcher. Mistress of Machines. Intellectual property, robots, and pr0n.
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  • ETH Zurich
    Dr. Sci., 2010 - 2014
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