“Having completed my domestic labors for the day (including a turn around the house with my lovely red Miele), I take a moment to consider the most recent development from Boston Dynamics (now part of the robotics initiative at sea in Google’s Alphabet soup).“
These are the first lines of the last post of Lucy Suchman’s blog Robot Futures. Suchman is a much celebrated anthropologist who studies the development of technologies, in particular the area of Artificial Intelligence and robotics, with a feminist perspective. The postings on the blog have been written between 2012 and 2014 and cover the relationships of robotics with the military, daily life, labor and automation, armed robots and autonomous technologies.
“Resistance, it seems, is not entirely futile.“
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