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robot racism? Yes, says a study showing that human prejudices extend to robots

You can see them in movies like Will Smith's "I, Robot" and Eve from "Wall-E". Practical examples include Honda Asimo, UBTECH Walker, Boston Dynamics Atlas, and even NASA's Valkyrie robot. All parts are made of shiny white material. Some realistic humanoid robots, such as Audrey Hepburn and Scarlett Johansson, are modeled on white celebrities. According to new research, the reason …

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Can Ilhan Omar overcome her prejudices?

I once opened a speech by confessing to a crowd of Jews that I hated them. It was 2006 and I was a young native Somali woman who had been elected to the Dutch Parliament. The American Jewish Committee has awarded me the Morale Courage Award. I felt honored and humbled, but a little dishonest, if I did not join …

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