Peer Pressure from Our Robot Overlords: Study Shows Droids Can Inspire Riskier Actions

A new study shows that kids will take riskier actions when urged onward by a robot, even if they know they’ll lose money, and if the droid gave them previous bad advice. Can peer pressure from our robot overlords get us to take helpful risks, or avoid dangerous actions?

SOURCE: Goaded by a Robot, Students Took Great Risk Than They Otherwise Would [The Wall Street Journal, April 4, 2021]

Scott Ott, Stephen Green and Bill Whittle create 20 new episodes of Right Angle each month with the encouragement of our Members. Try out Membership for a month, and we think you’ll love the Member blog, forums, comments…and the knowledge that you’re helping the unwashed masses hear new ideas. Join now.

Video below hosted at Rumble.

Listen to the Audio Version

5 8 votes
Article Rating

Copyright © 2023, LLC