The manga culture and the animism also contribute to the fact that Japanese maintain a relaxed handling of robots and artificial intelligence. "The dogma of 'playing God' does not exist there - because there is no God," explains Robertson, who has lived in Japan for 20 years. Unlike the concern about taking power by machines or losing jobs, which is being discussed more widely in Europe, she has the issue of surveillance in mind. At any rate, Alexa or Siri are not at home with her: "I do not need a device that switches my light on and off."
Forbes.com, March 16th 2018
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