Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 20, 2018

Will Smart Machines Be Kind To Animals?

Anthropocene Magazine reports

With a few decades, autonomous and semi-autonomous machines will be found throughout Earth’s environments, from homes and gardens to parks and farms and so-called working landscapes — everywhere, really, that humans are found, and perhaps even places we’re not. And while much attention is given to how those machines will interact with people, far less is paid to their impacts on animals.

“Machines can disturb, frighten, injure, and kill animals,” says Oliver Bendel, an information systems professor at the University of Applied Science and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. “Animal-friendly machines are needed.”

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