If they can't stop their own robot, what chance do we have?
'Looking at an adult can be difficult, but our students are comfortable interacting with the robots.'
History confirms that displaced workers always find other jobs and the effects of the growing digital economy won't change this trend.
Mary Shelley fascinated readers with her idea of Dr Frankenstein being able to create intelligent life from corpses. The notion that people could create beings that could think and feel as humans do is by no means a modern invention. As society and technology develop, the concept is increasingly becoming a reality. But the fear that AI will turn on humanity and become like HAL 900 or the Terminator may be a tad dramatic.
By now you've probably heard how robots are going to take over our jobs. And how this will leave future generations with plenty of time on their hands to take up hobbies and pursue creative interests. All while our robot friends spend their days doing the lion's share of the work needed to make the world run.
My taxi driver last week explained to me how he saw it: robots will take our jobs, teach each other and then rise up against us. Nice. Also the plot to Terminator. Whilst I laugh, I also recently visited a 'dark factory'.
This widespread uptake of autonomous vehicles will re-shape our cities further. With seamless, and instant, on-demand autonomous vehicles, why own a car? Why pay for parking? Why devote so much precious urban real-estate to inanimate metal objects? An MIT study estimated that Singapore could reduce the number or vehicles by two-thirds with full automation.
Ten years since their last release (presumably someone was in the dog house), Sony has decided to bring out a new version