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The potential of robotics for persuasion and manipulation was put to test by the University of Ghent
When we imagine our future with robots, we think of "house robots" that cook us a meal after we get back from work, and do the dishes afterwards – or nursing robots that take care of patients 24/7. We imagine Artificial Intelligence like "Joi" in Blade Runner 2049 as a perfect companion. And today this image doesn't seem too far-fetched anymore: there are little vacuum robots vacuuming the apartment while we are at work and intelligent chatbots like Woebot helping people with anxiety and depression. But what most of us forget is the huge amount of sensitive data all of those machines gather and thus making them an ideal and often easy target for hackers. And as stated in the video above: Humans are problems for computers.