Dr Ayanna Howard, 48, said she would “love” for machines to act like her mum and dad.
The roboticist at Georgia Institute of Technology told the Marketplace Tech podcast: “They can enhance our quality of life if they’re done right.
“For example, I would love it if my Alexa would literally tell me, ‘You’re being rude. I’m not doing that.’
“One, it’s just like your mom or your dad. You get a little bit of home training. I think we can have systems that make us start thinking about our own biases, and basically allow us to learn about ourselves to then be better humans.