I think one of the major applications for artificial intelligence will be in parental care, to absorb the attention of small kids. Tired parents can’t satisfy the huge appetite for attention. Patient AIs will be able to verbally engage the child for as long/as much as she desires, and attached to a robot body, they will also be able to safely engage in physical play. The parent will still be present. With a helper there, the parent can actually think and maybe get some stuff done around the house.
Artificial intelligence in parenting July 11, 2014