My Favs of 2017

I was going to write up a list of everything I watched, read or played in 2017 and my opinions about them. But it turned out to be a pretty long list, and so many of them I had such mixed feelings about that it was difficult to write without seeming really negative.

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Emotional labour for AI

A couple of days ago a realisation suddenly popped into my head. Both of the engineers who were responsible for KITT in the original 1982 Knight Rider were women: Bonnie Barstow (Patricia McPherson) and April Curtis (Rebecca Holden). And I thought “wow how progressive” and then I realised that those women were essentially KITT’s care givers. His moms. While they were responsible for his technical upkeep, they also were responsible for his emotional well-being.

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