You don't have to leave because you made a bad call.
I'm not. Everyone makes mistakes. I'm leaving because of why I made a bad call.
I didn't see robots as people. I'm still having a hard time with it. That's a fatal flaw in someone who's supposed to represent them.
There's one hard lesson every leader needs to know. To recognize the situation has changed, you're no longer the right person for the job, and it's time to give up power.