Could YOU love a robo-baby? Researcher warns evolving AIs raise major ethical questions for 'parents'
Driven by a declining population, a trend for developing robotic babies has emerged in Japan as a means of encouraging couples to become 'parents'.
The approaches taken vary widely and are driven by different philosophical approaches that also beg a number of questions, not least whether these robo-tots will achieve the aim of their creators.
To understand all of this it is worth exploring the reasons behind the need to promote population growth in Japan.
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