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Living with Robots

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2018.02.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul Dumouchel and Luisa Damiano, Living with Robots, Malcolm DeBevoise (tr.), Harvard University Press, 2017, 252 pp., $29.95, ISBN 9780674971738. Reviewed by Craig DeLancey, SUNY Oswego Every day I get a call from Stacey. She calls me from different numbers, so I can't avoid her. "Hello . . ." then a clatter of the phone being dropped. A pause while she picks it up. She gives a nervous, apologetic short laugh, and then says, "Oh, sorry, I dropped the phone. Hi, I'm Stacey. I'm from Travel Rewards!" That's when I hang up, before Stacey can try to sell me a trip to the Caribbean. Stacey is a program. This program does not think or feel. It is far less complex than a bacterium. And it is run, is copied, and is distributed solely if it succeeds in deceiving me and others,... Read More

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