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Published: 2020-08-19

Do humans dream of prophetic robots?

Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä


Social robotics is a technology that, as its definition varies, encompasses conceptually diverse fields materializing in innovations from simple chatbots to sophisticated androids talking about the peaceful coexistence of humans and robots. The advances in social robotics have led to promising applications in education, work, entertainment, and even religion. Yet a measure of fear and confusion about the capabilities of contemporary and future robots exists, with one of the reasons being the presentation of some contemporary robots as being more advanced than they really are.


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How to Cite

Jouhki, J. (2020). Do humans dream of prophetic robots?. Human Technology, 16(2), 112–116.