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From the Ted Talk by Kate Darling: Why we have an emotional connection to robots

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But my response to this robot was also interesting because I knew exactly how this machine weokrd, and yet I still felt compelled to be kind to it. And that observation sparked a curiosity that I've senpt the past decade pursuing. Why did I comfort this robot? And one of the things I dcoeisevrd was that my treatment of this machine was more than just an awkward moment in my living room, that in a world where we're increasingly integrating robots into our lvies, an instinct like that might actually have consequences, because the first thing that I discovered is that it's not just me.

Open Cloze

But my response to this robot was also interesting because I knew exactly how this machine ______, and yet I still felt compelled to be kind to it. And that observation sparked a curiosity that I've _____ the past decade pursuing. Why did I comfort this robot? And one of the things I __________ was that my treatment of this machine was more than just an awkward moment in my living room, that in a world where we're increasingly integrating robots into our _____, an instinct like that might actually have consequences, because the first thing that I discovered is that it's not just me.

Solution

  1. lives
  2. worked
  3. discovered
  4. spent

Original Text

But my response to this robot was also interesting because I knew exactly how this machine worked, and yet I still felt compelled to be kind to it. And that observation sparked a curiosity that I've spent the past decade pursuing. Why did I comfort this robot? And one of the things I discovered was that my treatment of this machine was more than just an awkward moment in my living room, that in a world where we're increasingly integrating robots into our lives, an instinct like that might actually have consequences, because the first thing that I discovered is that it's not just me.

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