They’ve reached a new low.
A latest piece of CNN news insisted that white plastics and metals robots are an instance of racism.
“Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots?” CNN questioned in an article earlier this week.
CNN used a photograph of a NASA robot produced all in white plastics.
Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots? The reason for these shades of technological white may be racism, according to new research. https://t.co/PHJHO91VtA
— CNN (@CNN) August 1, 2019
The NASA device pictured is the R5 Valkyrie that was planned for job on Mars ‘ surface by the space agency.
However, the NASA-built automaton is not white because of the implied racism, but because of the science demands for the functions of the machine, such as heat resistance.
CNN insisted, however, that droids are white in fact and a popular science fiction due to the racism fundamental in human society. “The reason for these shades of technological white may be racism, according to new research” intoned CNN.
The article cited a study conducted by the Human Interface Technology Laboratory in New Zealand called “Robots And Racism.” The study insisted that “people perceive a race to have physically human-like robots and thus apply racial stereotypes to white and black robots,” said CNN.
“The bias against black robots is a result of bias against African-Americans,” lead researcher Christoph Bartneck persisted. He continued to tell CNN, “It is amazing to see how people who had no prior interaction with robots show racial bias towards them.”
The researchers were shocked by their findings and demanded that the “racialized” robots could potentially lead to major issues for robots that “are supposed to function as teachers, friends, or carers.”
CNN continued with, “Run a simple Google Image search on the term “robot.” You won’t see a lot of color, as pointed out in the study.”
“The researchers see this overrepresentation of white robots as potentially harmful to the perception of other races,” CNN uttered.
“Human-shaped robots should represent the diversity of humans,” preached Bartneck.
“Imagine a world in which all Barbie dolls are white. Imagine a world in which all the robots working in Africa or India are white. Further, imagine that these robots take over roles that involve authority. Clearly, this would raise concerns about imperialism and white supremacy,” Bartneck roared. “Robots are not just machines, but they represent humans.”