Should our best friends be chatbots?
Chatbots in various guises are proving themselves to be ever-more useful across society – and they will only grow as the tech behind them improves. But, argues media lecturer Trudy Barber, some Ai-driven relationships will simply end up ensuring you hear only what you want to hear about yourself. (more…)
Online makes dating less segregated
Online dating site eHarmony has been told to take down its ads claiming its matches are ‘scientifically proven’. But, says Josue Ortega, science highlights some fascinating truths about internet love – not least that online dating can make society less segregated. (more…)
Trust robots to put safety first
History shows that, when human control is replaced by automation, accidents fall because machines are designed to protect human safety. As we progress to a more robotic future, that’s a principle that should inform debates about control, argues Simon Watson. (more…)