Why Machines Will Never Feel Empathy: A Q&A With MIT’s Sherry Turkle

The pathbreaking MIT professor on her new memoir, and the past, present, and future of our efforts to make technology feel human

Sherry Turkle, founder of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images

I’ll talk to a robot about my mortgage… I’m not anti-robot, or anti-chat bot… But to talk about my loneliness, and my fears of this disease? Please. Give me a break.

Writer (currently) in Budapest, bylines @TheAtlantic, @Undarkmag, @VICE, @voxdotcom & more; follow on Twitter @hope_reese; hopereese.com

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