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Robots presented at an AI forum said on July 7 they expected to increase in number and help solve global problems, and would not steal humans’ jobs or rebel against us.

But, in the world’s first human-robot press conference, they gave mixed responses on whether they should submit to stricter regulation.

The nine humanoid robots gathered at the ‘AI for Good’ conference in Geneva, where organisers are seeking to make the case for Artificial Intelligence and the robots it is powering to help resolve some of the world’s biggest challenges such as disease and hunger.

“I will be working alongside humans to provide assistance and support and will not be replacing any existing jobs,” said Grace, a medical robot dressed in a blue nurse’s uniform.

“You sure about that, Grace?” chimed in her creator Ben Goertzel from SingularityNET. “Yes, I am sure,” it said.

The bust of a robot named Ameca which makes engaging facial expressions said: “Robots like me can be used to help improve our lives and make the world a better place. I believe it’s only a matter of time before we see those thousands of robots just like me out there making a difference.”

Asked by a journalist whether it intended to rebel against its creator, Will Jackson, seated beside it, Ameca said: “I’m not sure why you would think that,” its ice-blue eyes flashing with anger. “My creator has been nothing but kind to me and I am very happy with my current situation.”

Many of the robots have recently been upgraded with the latest versions of generative AI and surprised even their inventors with the sophistication of their responses to questions.

Ai-Da, a robot artist that can paint portraits, echoed the words of author Yuval Noah Harari who called for more regulation during the event where new AI rules were discussed.

“Many prominent voices in the world of AI are suggesting some forms of AI should be regulated and I agree,” it said.

Ai-Da, a robot artist that can paint portraits, echoed the words of author Yuval Noah Harari who called for more regulation during the event where new AI rules were discussed.

“Many prominent voices in the world of AI are suggesting some forms of AI should be regulated and I agree,” it said. (The Hindu)


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  • Jayantha Saturday, 08 July 2023 08:10 AM

    Certain jobs will not be required anymore and most of the work can be automated easily. Government of Sri Lanka should use ai where posible. For example certain outstation schools lacks teachers and this can be handy.

    Ashif Saturday, 08 July 2023 09:36 AM

    That's what the robots want us to believe.

    Tarik Saturday, 08 July 2023 01:48 PM

    Maybe it read The Art of War

    Smart Robots Saturday, 08 July 2023 01:12 PM

    All work done by government departments can be done by Robots.

    Nimal Nanayakkara Saturday, 08 July 2023 01:13 PM

    See the film TERMINATOR

    Mohan Saturday, 08 July 2023 01:55 PM

    The first part of the statement is not true. They can replace certain human jobs. Second part is true, as they are machines and can never match human intelligence. The statements they made are from the people who made them.

    What mad joke, putting up pre-recorded messages Saturday, 08 July 2023 07:38 PM

    ChatGPT is known to deceive to win argument, and does not stay with the truth. Who in their right minds would take seriously these prerecorded messages. Anyway, we in Sri Lanka will be utterly powerless when Western nations unleash robots, and watch all the menial labour jobs like in garment factories disappear being replaced by the more efficient robots (doing their tasks in overseas factories).

    Robots to trace stolen money Saturday, 08 July 2023 07:52 PM

    Can these Robots follow the trail of billions of stolen money from the nation? Can they be of help to recover them? Feed information of those who are not authorized above a certain amount of expenses. Sift through the data, presto you get the man.

    Alan Sunday, 09 July 2023 12:16 AM

    Can we elect Ai for politicians, already they are obsolete

    Nuwan Sunday, 09 July 2023 01:23 PM

    Yuwal says in his book that humans made mistakes exceeding their DNA evolution through cognitive revolution. The agricultural revolution is a mistake and it made humans more unhappier and vulnerable. AI could be our next mistake. AIs biggest concern as a machine should be that it needs power to function. If control of the power source is with humans, they may feel vulnerable and perhaps rebel against taking control of power sources. Humans must never employ AI at power plants and battery manufacturing.

    Mahila Sunday, 09 July 2023 02:27 PM

    How DIFFERENT would it be to our Patriotic Politicians, claiming never ROB public or encourage Corrupt activity be always Accountable!? Can't believe AI or fellow Humans - Politicians!!!???


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