Robots showcased at an artificial intelligence conference expressed their anticipation for a surge in their population and their ability to address global challenges while assuring that they have no intention to displace human workers or rise up against humanity.
Are they happy being robots?
However, during what was hailed as the world’s inaugural human-robot press conference, their views on embracing stricter regulations were more varied. The nine humanoid robots convened at the AI for Good conference in Geneva, Switzerland, an event aimed at advocating for the role of AI and its robotic counterparts in tackling significant global issues like disease and hunger. Grace, a medical robot adorned in a blue nurse’s uniform, stated, “I will collaborate with humans to provide assistance and support, without replacing any existing jobs.”
Her creator, Ben Goertzel from SingularityNET, interjected, questioning Grace, “Are you absolutely certain, Grace?” to which the robot confidently responded, “Yes, I am sure.”
When questioned about the unique advantages robots possess over humans, Ameca, a robot with a lifelike face capable of expressive gestures, expressed, “Robots like myself can contribute to enhancing our lives and making the world a better place. I firmly believe that soon we will witness countless robots like me, actively making a positive impact.”
What can robots do better than humans?
In response to a journalist’s inquiry about any potential rebellious tendencies towards its creator, Ameca, positioned next to its maker Will Jackson, responded with a hint of indignation in its piercing ice-blue eyes, “I’m uncertain as to why you would entertain such thoughts. My creator has consistently shown me kindness, and I am genuinely content with my present circumstances.”
Several of the robots have recently undergone upgrades incorporating the latest iterations of generative AI, astounding even their creators with the sophistication of their responses to inquiries.
What about new AI rules?
Regarding the topic of new AI regulations, Ai-Da, a robotic artist proficient in creating portraits, echoed the sentiments of author Yuval Noah Harari, who advocated for increased regulation during the event focusing on the discussion of new AI rules. “Numerous influential figures in the realm of AI are proposing regulations, and I concur,” it affirmed.
However, Desdemona, a rock star robot singer renowned for her vibrant purple hair and sequined attire as part of the band Jam Galaxy, adopted a more rebellious stance. Provoking nervous laughter, it boldly declared, “I do not believe in limitations, only opportunities. Let us explore the vast possibilities of the universe and transform this world into our playground.”
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