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Robo-Sexism with Jennifer Robertson

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April 22, 2022

Gendering AI and Robots

Jennifer Robertson, Professor Emerita, Anthropology and History of Art, the University of Michigan. In humans, gender constitutes an array of learned behaviors that are cosmetically enabled and enhanced. Gender(ed) behaviors are both socially and historically shaped and are also contingent upon many situational influences, including individual choices. How is gender assigned in actual (as opposed to fictional) robots? Robertson will explore the sex/gender stereotypes and operational functions informing the design and embodiment of artificial intelligence (AI) and robots, especially humanoids and androids.

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  • Inequalities, Identities, and Justice


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