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Children have more faith in robot’s intelligence than their own

According to a study led by Anna-Lisa Vollmer at Germany’s Bielefeld University, children are much more likely to trust a robot to know the right answer to a question than they are to trust themselves or another human being. The study also found that they’ll cave into robot “peer pressure” at a pretty disturbing rate, even when the robot is clearly wrong. Today we were joined by Dr Mandie Shean, a Specialist in Education and Child Resilience at Edith Cowan University to discuss why.

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