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Millennial parents in India explore adoption of robot nanny

05 November 2020 | News

81 per cent of parents in India agree that having a robot nanny to help their children do their homework would alleviate a significant amount of their COVID-19-related stress

Image Credit: shutterstock.com

Image Credit: shutterstock.com

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), based in the US, has unveiled ‘Generation AI 2020: Health, Wellness and Technology in a Post-COVID World’.

According to the survey, more than three-quarters (79 per cent) of parents in India agree that if they had the means, they would adopt a robot ‘nanny’ to help take care of their children while working remotely from home, running errands or when otherwise occupied.

‘Generation AI 2020: Health, Wellness and Technology in a Post-COVID World’ surveyed 2,000 parents, aged 24–39 years-old, with at least one child under 11 years old -- 400 each in the United States, United Kingdom, India, China and Brazil. The surveys were conducted September 25 - October 6, 2020.

This global study reveals the confidence Millennial parents with Generation Alpha children (under 11 years-old) in the US, the UK, India, China and Brazil may have in AI and emerging technologies for the health and wellness of their families.

81 per cent of parents in India agree that having a robot nanny to help their children do their homework would alleviate a significant amount of their COVID-19-related stress.

More than three-quarters of parents in India (76 per cent) surveyed agree they would trust a full-time nanny robot to help take care of their children even if they are not home, while slightly more than half of parents in Brazil (51 per cent) and the UK (54 per cent) agree.

Globally, a majority of Millennial parents are extremely (29 per cent) or very (31 per cent) likely to allow robots powered by AI to conduct surgery on their child. Parents in India are extremely likely (39 per cent) and very likely (25 per cent), to allow robotic surgery on their child.

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