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Submission + - Robots work better when you treat them like people (fastcompany.com)

yl-roller writes: An MIT study found that cross-training, which is swapping jobs with someone else on your team to help everyone understand the work better, works even when the coworker is a machine. It kind of reminded me of this Stanford study that found people treat computers with the same kind of politeness that they use with people.
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Robots work better when you treat them like people

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