#329 – Kate Darling: Social Robots, Ethics, Privacy and the Future of MIT

Kate Darling is a researcher at MIT Media Lab interested in human robot interaction and robot ethics. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(07:57) – What is a robot?
(23:57) – Metaverse
(33:19) – Bias in robots
(47:02) – Modern robotics
(49:34) – Automation
(53:57) – Autonomous driving
(1:02:22) – Privacy
(1:05:48) – Google’s LaMDA
(1:10:35) – Robot animal analogy
(1:23:38) – Data concerns
(1:41:40) – Humanoid robots
(2:00:42) – LuLaRobot
(2:09:36) – Ethics in robotics
(2:24:57) – Jeffrey Epstein
(2:58:31) – Love and relationships