We're racist towards robots, too, study finds

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RN Drive, ABC News

Period24 Jul 2018

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  • TitleWe're racist towards robots, too, study finds
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC News
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionHave 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/AuthorBarbara Heggen and Mariella Attard
    PersonsRobert Sparrow