How close are humans to falling in love with robots?

Are you AI-amorous? Think carefully before you answer. This weeks newsletter from Sextechguide reveals humans empathize with robots. That means, yes, we might be able to fall in love with them. In the report, Sextechguide broke down a 2015 study from Natureon empathy in humans toward robots. Researchers from Germany and Japan studied the brain activity of 15 participants who were viewing photos of humans and robots experiencing both painful and non-painful scenarios. While empathy emerges differently toward humans and robotsan inability to see from a robots perspective seems to modulate the top-down controlled processes of empathy for painhumans experience relatively equal empathy responses when a robotic humanoid hand is placed in a painful scenario. In other words, research shows …