AI and feelings

Can we fall in Love with an artificial intelligence? Cinema and television have already played out romances between humans and machines in various forms. But how realistic is it for us to develop feelings for an algorithm or a robot? If machines are becoming an increasingly natural part of many people’s everyday lives and if there are increasingly sophisticated interactions between humans and machines, wouldn’t it be logical for us to perceive machines as potential partners as well? This is a question that the fourth episode of the TUCscicast special “Mensch | Maschine | Miteinander” („Humans | Machines | Together“) from the Collaborative Research Center “Hybrid Societies” at Chemnitz University of Technology explores.