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

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And again, it's not just kids. This is the violent video games question, but it's on a completely new level because of this visceral pstaiicylhy that we respond more inlesntey to than to images on a screen. When we behave violently towards robots, specifically robots that are designed to mimic life, is that a healthy outlet for veiolnt behavior or is that training our cruelty mlsuecs? We don't know ... But the awsenr to this question has the peainottl to impact hmuan behavior, it has the potential to impact social norms, it has the potential to inspire rules around what we can and can't do with certain robots, similar to our animal cruelty laws. Because even if robots can't feel, our behovair towards them might matter for us. And regardless of whether we end up changing our rules, robots might be able to help us come to a new understanding of ourselves.

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And again, it's not just kids. This is the violent video games question, but it's on a completely new level because of this visceral ___________ that we respond more _________ to than to images on a screen. When we behave violently towards robots, specifically robots that are designed to mimic life, is that a healthy outlet for _______ behavior or is that training our cruelty _______? We don't know ... But the ______ to this question has the _________ to impact _____ behavior, it has the potential to impact social norms, it has the potential to inspire rules around what we can and can't do with certain robots, similar to our animal cruelty laws. Because even if robots can't feel, our ________ towards them might matter for us. And regardless of whether we end up changing our rules, robots might be able to help us come to a new understanding of ourselves.

Solution

  1. violent
  2. answer
  3. intensely
  4. human
  5. physicality
  6. behavior
  7. potential
  8. muscles

Original Text

And again, it's not just kids. This is the violent video games question, but it's on a completely new level because of this visceral physicality that we respond more intensely to than to images on a screen. When we behave violently towards robots, specifically robots that are designed to mimic life, is that a healthy outlet for violent behavior or is that training our cruelty muscles? We don't know ... But the answer to this question has the potential to impact human behavior, it has the potential to impact social norms, it has the potential to inspire rules around what we can and can't do with certain robots, similar to our animal cruelty laws. Because even if robots can't feel, our behavior towards them might matter for us. And regardless of whether we end up changing our rules, robots might be able to help us come to a new understanding of ourselves.

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