Imagine the applications and implications of robotics and artificial intelligence in 2045

Robotic Child Care

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Employ AI-equipped robots under human oversight to watch over young children. This would free up the brainpower and physical capabilities of parents and some current daycare workers toward more urgent needs, perhaps health care or environmental repair.

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What makes this idea new or different?

There are automation-assisted human day care facilities, but not yet human-assisted robotic daycare facilities.

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What will be the implications of this idea?

Who programs the robots that will watch over human infants? What ideas or motivations might the robots be instructed to inculcate or reinforce into the minds of the babies they care for?

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1 year ago
Adaptive said
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If the AI interactions are not realistic the child [...]
If the AI interactions are not realistic the children experience degraded ability to interact with human peers.
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1 year ago - nmk47 said
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Modernized Harlow-like studies with more humanoid [...]
Modernized Harlow-like studies with more humanoid AI could be informative regarding impact on infants. Or, perhaps the human assistant is really only there to fulfill the human social role but not to actually direct the content of the care, kind of like an actor or a literally warm body.
1 year ago - stealth2016 said
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A big issues is the lack of parental interest and [...]
A big issues is the lack of parental interest and involvement in child raising, so this could be used throughout a child's youth to fill in those gaps.
1 year ago - Adaptive said
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If the AI interactions are not realistic the child [...]
If the AI interactions are not realistic the children experience degraded ability to interact with human peers.

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