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Law’s Sharona Hoffman discusses the importance of the human touch in the advent of AI care for the elderly

AI robots for the elderly mean well, but raise ethical issues

Professor Sharona Hoffman

Lifewire: Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center and the author of the book Aging With a Plan, shared concerns regarding the use of AI in the care of the elderly. “It is still vital to speak with and visit elderly loved ones,” she said. “Social isolation is one of the greatest hazards for physical and mental health.”