If We Care For Robots, Who Will Care For Us?

Embracing AI will leave us empty-handed.

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Robot Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash (The one I “met” was a different model.)
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Robot Photo by Franck V. on Unsplash
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A conversation with the ELIZA chatbot. Public domain.
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Kid with robot Photo by Andy Kelly on Unsplash
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Sitting Robot Photo by Erhan Astam on Unsplash
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Paro the robot seal with creator Dr. Takanori Shibata Geraldshields11 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]
Gatebox — Promotion Movie “OKAERI” on YouTube with English subtitles

If I knew this robot didn’t have feelings, why was I trying to negotiate with it? Why was I trying to console it?

You are strong! You are clever! You are enough!

Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They darcyreeder.substack.com

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