Lex Fridman interviews Kate Darling in this episode of the AI Show.
Kate Darling is a researcher at MIT, interested in social robotics, robot ethics, and generally how technology intersects with society. She explores the emotional connection between human beings and life-like machines, which for me, is one of the most exciting topics in all of artificial intelligence. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.
- 0:00 – Introduction
- 3:31 – Robot ethics
- 4:36 – Universal Basic Income
- 6:31 – Mistreating robots
- 17:17 – Robots teaching us about ourselves
- 20:27 – Intimate connection with robots
- 24:29 – Trolley problem and making difficult moral decisions
- 31:59 – Anthropomorphism
- 38:09 – Favorite robot
- 41:19 – Sophia
- 42:46 – Designing robots for human connection
47:01 – Why is it so hard to build a personal robotics company?
50:03 – Is it possible to fall in love with a robot?
56:39 – Robots displaying consciousness and mortality
58:33 – Manipulation of emotion by companies
1:04:40 – Intellectual property
1:09:23 – Lessons for robotics from parenthood
1:10:41 – Hope for future of robotics