Title We're racist towards robots, too, study finds Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet ABC News Media type Web Country Australia Date 24/07/18 Description Have you ever wondered why you rarely see a brown or black robot?
A couple of researchers at Monash University in Melbourne and Canterbury University in New Zealand were having trouble finding any — why were all the robots white?
It led them to investigate whether people ascribe race to robots, and if this changed their behaviour towards them.
What they discovered was that humans carry their racial biases over to robots.
Producer/Author Barbara Heggen and Mariella Attard URL https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-24/we-are-racist-towards-robots-too-study-finds/10029548 Persons Robert Sparrow