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When are we going to learn to trust robots?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

A new robot unveiled this week highlights the psychological and technical challenges of designing a humanoid that people actually want to have around.

Like all little boys, Roboy likes to show off.

He can say a few words. He can shake hands and wave. He is learning to ride a tricycle. And - every parent's pride and joy - he has a functioning musculoskeletal anatomy.

But when Roboy is unveiled this Saturday at the Robots on Tour event in Zurich, he will be hoping to charm the crowd as well as wow them with his skills.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-21623892

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

Robots are not to be trusted.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

I don't need to be wowed by a robot.  I take it someday they are going to want me to buy one, so what sort of useful thing will it do?  I have children and pets already.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

''when are we going to learn to trust robots?''
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gooood question.....

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

i, for one, would let motoko kusanagi do a-a-l-l s-o-o-o-r-t-s to me.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:56 PM

Hopefully never.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:22 PM

"When are we going to learn to trust robots?"

We already do, they are already among us, heavily used in Manufacturing and Agriculture among a multitude of other things.

What I would have concerns about is A.I.  Once our Artificial Intelligence gets smarter than us, we could be screwed.

Edited by Razer, 05 March 2013 - 08:23 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:48 AM

Which do you trust....???

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Or Awesome-O...???
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:10 AM

View PostRazer, on 05 March 2013 - 08:22 PM, said:

...What I would have concerns about is A.I.  Once our Artificial Intelligence gets smarter than us, we could be screwed.

Exactly. IMO we should always leave something that allows us the ultimate upper hand.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

I don't think AI will ever live up to its hype, which has been going on in IP circles for half a century.  Remember HAL?  Nothing remotely like it has been built or is even on the horizon.

There are many things about the human mind that computers don't duplicate.  I'm inclined to think they can't, but human minds evolved naturally enough, so that door that we are missing some necessary insight that would make it possible must be left open.

I think a more likely evolution of IP than thinking machines will be machines that we use to supplement our brains: like maybe a built-in calculator and navigator and health monitor and maybe even built-in communications devices that would seem like psychic communication to the naive.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 06 March 2013 - 11:36 AM, said:

I think a more likely evolution of IP than thinking machines will be machines that we use to supplement our brains: like maybe a built-in calculator and navigator and health monitor and maybe even built-in communications devices that would seem like psychic communication to the naive.

This I totaly agree with.  My fear about this would be that it would make a different class of people that would consider themselves superior to other humans, and I think we all know how that story goes already.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

Robot's have the potential to surpass human beings on some levels, so long as scientists like in these articles continue their research.  A robot both biological and mechanical in nature would be the ultimate robot--a hybrot.


Remote Controlled Mice Today, Remote Controlled Humans Tomorrow
Robot with a Biological Brain: new research provides insights into how the brain works
Brain in a Dish Flies Plane

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

I find humanoid robots creepy and wouldnt trust one at all.  Heck I don't even trust cruise control on my car and it took me about 6 years to brave a new mobile phone!


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

ive had a mobil phone for about 4 years now. i only use it as a phone. i cant text, well ive never really tried, and i sometimes take the odd photo.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

View PostOverSword, on 06 March 2013 - 03:24 PM, said:

This I totaly agree with.  My fear about this would be that it would make a different class of people that would consider themselves superior to other humans, and I think we all know how that story goes already.

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