People refused to turn off Robot when it asked them not to........
In a study, published in the journal PLOS, 89 people were recruited to complete a pair of tasks with the help of Nao, a small humanoid robot.
They were told that the tasks were to improve Nao’s learning algorithms, and scientists asked participants to turn off the robot after completing the task.
The robot asked 43 participants not to turn it off. The robot told them that it was afraid of never turning back on.
Surprisingly 13 Participants accepted the Robot's request, they didn't turn off the robot. Remaining 30 people who turned off the Robot were also took more time to take the decision.
In this scenario, would you turn off the robot?
I think I wouldn't, however I'm pretty sure I wouldn't try to stop someone else doing it, so not sure what that says about me?