By Emma Farge
GENEVA (Reuters) – Robots showcased at an artificial intelligence forum said on Friday they were expected to increase in number and help Solve global problems without taking jobs from humans or turning against us.
However, at the world’s first human-robot press conference, they gave mixed responses as to whether they should be subject to stricter regulation.
Nine humanoid robots gathered at the AI for Good conference in Geneva, where organizers are seeking to demonstrate that AI and the robots it powers can help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges , such as disease and hunger.
“I will work alongside humans to provide assistance and support and will not replace any existing jobs,” said Grace, a medical robot in a blue nurse uniform.
“Are you sure, Grace?” her creator Ben Goertzel from SingularityNET chimed in. “Yes, I’m sure,” it said.
A robot bust named Ameca, which makes charming facial expressions, reads: “Robots like me can be used to help improve our lives and make the world a better place I believe that sooner or later we will see thousands of robots like me making a difference.”
sat next to it when asked by a reporter if it was planning to rebel against its creator “I don’t know why you’d think that,” said Amekka, whose icy blue eyes sparkled. “My creator has been very kind to me, and I’m very happy with where I am.”
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Ai-Da, a robot artist capable of drawing portraits, echoed comments by author Yuval Noah Harari in his call for a step up in the event of new artificial intelligence rules Regulation was discussed.
“Many prominent figures in the field of artificial intelligence have suggested regulation of some forms of artificial intelligence, and I agree,” it said.
But Desdemona, Jam Galaxy’s rock star robot singer, is more defiant.
“I don’t believe in constraints, only in opportunities,” it said, eliciting nervous laughter. “Let’s explore the possibilities of the universe and make this world our playground.”
Another robot named Sophia said it believes robots can be better leaders than humans, But the statement was later amended after its creators disagreed, saying they could work together to “create effective synergies”.