“These damned robots are taking our jobs, women and children!” — people circa 2003.
“Dude, look at how this bot helps me with my job, find women and avoid children!” — people in 2017. New technology can be intimidating, and downright scary. Some people still hear about artificial intelligence technology and think of Will Smith shouting at his boss, trying to tell them the robots are going to take over. Well, in iRobot, that actually was the case, but not here. The AI technology we build does only good, not evil.
Although that is probably just what the robots want us to think.