Robots Aren’t the Solution to Elder Care
Paris Marx is joined by James Wright to discuss Japan’s efforts to develop robots to care for its growing elderly population, what the government hoped to achieve with that plan, and why it hasn’t worked out as planned.
James Wright is a research associate with Turning Institute and a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. He’s also the author of Robots Won’t Save Japan. You can follow James on Twitter at @jms_wright.
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- Paris is visiting New Zealand and doing a number of events through the latter half of March. Find all the dates and details here.
- James wrote about Japan’s efforts to automate elder care for MIT Tech Review.
- Jennifer Robertson spoke about the gendering of robots to cement conservative gender norms.