Grade 12

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Gender Roles

What role does gender play in forming our identity?

Focused female engineer assembling robot

Altering a robot’s gender and social roles may be a screen change away

Source: Science Daily

Researchers at Penn State have found that most participants in a study identified robots as male when they were presented with no gender cues, but simple alterations on the robots’ screens could strengthen anthropomorphic personalities that humans tend to give computers.

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