A quarter of people haven’t ruled out a robotic relationship

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Would you date a DROID? Survey reveals a quarter of people haven’t ruled out the idea of having a robot as a romantic partner – with the Dutch the most acceptingResearchers surveyed 11,000 people from 11 different countries for the studyThey were asked for views on robots, artificial intelligence and smart devices This included whether they think robots would make a suitable romantic partnerThe majority of people surveyed didn’t support the idea of a digital dalliance  By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline Published: 07:27 EDT, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 07:27 EDT, 16 October 2020 About a quarter of people haven’t ruled out the idea of dating a robot, according to a new survey, and the Dutch are the most accepting of the idea of artificial amour. Researchers from the University of Twente used data from the EU-backed SIENNA project that studies ethics and opinions surrounding cutting edge technology.They surveyed 11,000 people and found 27 per cent either supported the idea of dating a robot or hadn’t completely ruled it out, and 72 per cent were completely opposed to the idea of a digital dalliance.In the Netherlands support for someone having a robotic boyfriend or girlfriend went up to 53 per cent, the highest of the 11 countries involved in the survey. The …

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