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A new way to address the West’s ‘loneliness epidemic’

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The state of New York will distribute Israeli robot companions to the homes of more than 800 older adults. The robots are not able to help with physical tasks, but function as more proactive versions of digital assistants like Siri or Alexa — engaging users in small talk, helping contact love ones, and keeping track of health goals like exercise and medication. Scientific studies suggest social robots do “appear to have the potential to improve the well-being of older adults,” but researchers say it’s hard to draw conclusions without wider trials. Should we trial it in Australia? Read more:  https://israeltrade.org.au/2022/05/27/ny-state-is-giving-out-hundreds-of-robots-as-companions-for-the-elderly/
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