AI in robots: The recipe for a robot rebellion

Jun 30, 2018, 1:49 AM EDT
(Source: ITU Pictures/flickr)
(Source: ITU Pictures/flickr)

Robots are crude machines programmed with no sense of their own; they are pitiful in differentiating between cheese and chalk or clasping items even if the environment changes slightly. Contrarily, its software peer, artificial intelligence, is incredible at evolving and learning from identifying images to carrying out phone calls on behalf of its owner.

The merger of the two, robots and artificial intelligence, augurs a robot revolution that could bring automation to virtually any field and lay the ground for an uprising by providing AI a physical body to interact with the real world, learn and amp up its reasoning and communication over time, notes MIT Technology Review.

Dr. Nigel Shadbolt, professor of computer science at Oxford University, takes the conjecture of robot uprising with a pinch of salt and explains, “It is not artificial intelligence that should terrify you, it is natural stupidity,” reports The Telegraph.