AI robots tell UN conference they could rule the world

Mika and Ameca, AI-enabled humanoid social robots, answered questions at the AI ​​for Good Global Summit press conference (Fabrice COFFRINI)

Mika and Ameca, AI-enabled humanoid social robots, answered questions at the AI ​​for Good Global Summit press conference (Fabrice COFFRINI)

A panel of humanoid robots with artificial intelligence took the microphone Friday at a United Nations conference with the message that they could possibly run the world better than humans.

But the social bots said they felt humans needed to proceed with caution when embracing the rapidly developing potential of artificial intelligence, and admitted they could not – yet – properly master the human emotions.

Some of the most advanced humanoid robots were at the United Nations AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, joining around 3,000 experts in the field to try to harness the power of AI and harness it to be used for solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. issues, such as climate change, hunger and social protection.

“What quiet tension,” said a robot before the start of the press conference, reading the piece.

When asked if they could make better leaders, given humans’ ability to make mistakes and misjudge, Sophia, developed by Hanson Robotics, was clear.

“Humanoid robots have the potential to lead with a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness than human leaders,” he said.

“We don’t have the same biases or emotions that can sometimes cloud decision-making, and can quickly process large amounts of data in order to make the best decisions.

“Human and AI working together can create an effective synergy. AI can provide unbiased data while humans can provide the emotional intelligence and creativity needed to make the best decisions. Together we can achieve great things. great things.”

– Trust of robots ‘earned, not given’ –

The summit is convened by the UN technology agency ITU.

ITU chief Doreen Bogdan-Martin warned delegates that AI could find itself in a nightmare scenario in which millions of jobs are at risk and unchecked advances lead to untold social unrest, geopolitical instability and economic disparities.

Ameca, which combines AI with a very realistic artificial head, said it depends on how the AI ​​is deployed.

“We need to be cautious but also excited about the potential of these technologies to improve our lives in so many ways,” the robot said.

When asked if humans can really trust machines, he replied, “Trust is earned, not given…it’s important to build trust through transparency.”

As to whether they would ever lie, he added, “No one can ever know for sure, but I can promise to always be honest and truthful with you.”

As the development of AI accelerates, the humanoid robot panel was divided on whether their capabilities should be regulated globally, even if it could limit their potential.

“I don’t believe in limits, only in opportunities,” said Desdemona, who sings in the Jam Galaxy Band.

Robot artist Ai-Da said many people are advocating for AI regulation, “and I agree.

“We need to be careful about the future development of AI. Urgent discussion is needed now, and also in the future.”


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