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Machines will spoon-feed us in our dotage, but can they care?
1 October2014, Volume
Robots may be able to hold your hand but they cannot empathize. Are we comfortable with elderly care being left to machines?
Dr Noel Sharkey is Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement, Universityof Sheffield. Dr Amanda Sharkey is SeniorLecturer at the Department of ComputerScience, University of Sheffield