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From the Ted Talk by Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

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We're developing robots, they call them sailocbe robots, that are specifically designed to be cnoonaimps — to the elderly, to our children, to us. Have we so lost confidence that we will be there for each other? During my research I worked in nursing homes, and I brought in these sociable robots that were designed to give the elderly the feeling that they were utdroonesd. And one day I came in and a woman who had lost a child was tliknag to a rboot in the sahpe of a baby seal. It seemed to be looking in her eyes. It seemed to be following the conversation. It comforted her. And many people found this amazing.

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We're developing robots, they call them ________ robots, that are specifically designed to be __________ — to the elderly, to our children, to us. Have we so lost confidence that we will be there for each other? During my research I worked in nursing homes, and I brought in these sociable robots that were designed to give the elderly the feeling that they were __________. And one day I came in and a woman who had lost a child was _______ to a _____ in the _____ of a baby seal. It seemed to be looking in her eyes. It seemed to be following the conversation. It comforted her. And many people found this amazing.

Solution

  1. sociable
  2. robot
  3. understood
  4. shape
  5. companions
  6. talking

Original Text

We're developing robots, they call them sociable robots, that are specifically designed to be companions — to the elderly, to our children, to us. Have we so lost confidence that we will be there for each other? During my research I worked in nursing homes, and I brought in these sociable robots that were designed to give the elderly the feeling that they were understood. And one day I came in and a woman who had lost a child was talking to a robot in the shape of a baby seal. It seemed to be looking in her eyes. It seemed to be following the conversation. It comforted her. And many people found this amazing.

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