If robots outperform humans

Japan is a leader in the field of roboticsMachines are becoming more human-like – in Japan, robots already were tested in the classroom. But this is only the beginning: scientists predict that people will in future not only have sex with androids, but that machine us no later than 2070 to trump intelligence.

Last month the company announced Gecko system, that you had tests done with a “completely independently operating robotic personal assistants”, which is also called “Carebot known. This robot was designed for older or disabled people to maintain an independent life. The company reported that a person suffering from loss of short term memory loss woman putting on a broad smile as the robot she asked, “Would you like a cup of ice cream” The woman answered yes, and probably the rest of the robots completed.

Human Face: Japan is a leader in the field of robotics. Where robots are already working on hotel reception desks or a teacher.

Robots perform many functions, the arc from activities in the automotive production to defuse bombs – or disastrous – spans the firing of rockets. Children and adults play with robots, robot vacuum cleaner while in care homes for the cleaning and maintenance of cats.

Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University predicts that busy parents will begin to use robots as a babysitter. He raises the question, what will it mean for a child to spend too much time on a machine to genuine empathy, understanding or compassion is not capable.

David Levy is in his book “Love and Sex With Robots” further and predicts that we will once fall in love with human-like, cuddly robot and even have sex with them. But what is the meaning of the presence of a “Sexbots” for a marital union? How will we feel if the spouse is suddenly too much time with an ever-ready love robot spends?

A more ominous question is from novels and films, known: If our civilization must defend itself against one of us created intelligent machines? Some see the development of a man standing on artificial intelligence as inevitable and expected no later than 2070 with their achievement. This as a “singularity” designated torque is seen as a world-changing event.

Japan is a leader in the field of robotics1Eliezer Yudkowsky, co-founder of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, believes that the singularity will be lead to an “intelligence explosion” that super-intelligent machines more intelligent machines produce, with each generation repeats the process.

The more restrained Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence has appointed a special committee to study terms a “potential loss of human control over computer-based intelligence” to perform. If that happens, the crucial question for future civilizations: the super-intelligent computers will be friendly? It is about time to think about steps that prevent contact our creations hostile to us?

Realistic than the question of whether the robots will harm us, are probably initially concerned that we will harm them. Currently there is for robots to clean utensils. But what if they are sufficiently complex to have feelings? Because the human brain is not a very complex machine?

Will we be considerate of the feelings of the machines if they get one day awareness? The history of our relationship with the only non-human, sentient beings – the animals – there is no reason for confidence that we will not consider sentient robots as mere commodities, but as beings with a moral position and interests that need to be considered it.

The cognitive scientist Steve Torrance points out that powerful new technologies such as cars, computers and phones tend to spread in an uncontrolled manner. The development of a robot with consciousness, which is not considered a member of our moral community, could therefore lead to abuses on a grand scale.

The really difficult question, of course, to know where we are, if a robot actually has a consciousness and not only for imitation was conceived by consciousness. It would have to have knowledge of the programming of the robot.

If the robot is designed to have human-like skills that eventually lead to awareness, we must assume that he actually has a consciousness. From that date, the movement for the rights of robots would form.

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