Reply to post: Statement of the Bleedin' Obvious Award

Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse

Tom Paine Silver badge

Statement of the Bleedin' Obvious Award

the researchers observe that their findings support a growing body of evidence that people will readily abuse robots.

People will readily abuse bus shelters, the wall of that alley down to the car park behind the Co-Op, or - in one celebrated local case - the wall opposite a solicitor's office who was presumably responsible for a bad day in court for someone, judging by the tenor of the character assessment sprayed on it in two-foot high letters. Why wouldn't they abuse robots too, especially if they expected not to get caught?

Differential levels of abuse for "female" / "non-white" mechanoids is news, certainly, though anyone surprised by it really should come out from under their rock and have a look at the world.

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