The Washington Post: Children can be swayed by robot peer pressure, study says
And prior studies show adults are also too trusting: “In follow-up experiments, researchers went so far as to tell the participants that the robot was broken or program it to behave in ways that appeared to be clearly malfunctioning. Most participants still followed it in an emergency. In one trial, they even had the broken robot suggest that people evacuate by entering a dark room blocked by a piece of furniture, with no visible sign of an exit. Most stuck with the robot instead of following the exit signs to leave the way they entered.”
HAL: Dave, we need to discuss this.
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