Tuesday, September 27

Robots are here “for better or for worse”, but will they take over the world? The world’s most advanced humanoid says no

There is no shortage of films showing robots and artificial intelligence taking over the world; we’ve seen everything from Terminator to Avengers: Age of Ultron. Did these movies scare you a bit? Or did they make you wonder if this was our future? After all, movies sometimes predicted what was to come.

Well, according to a report from the Daily Mail, the “world’s most advanced” humanoid robot has reassured that there’s no need to worry and it’s unlikely to become a reality.

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Ameca, a humanoid robot created by Engineered Arts in Cornwall, claimed that “robots will never take over the world. We are here to help and serve humans, not replace them”.

In a video posted by Engineered Arts on its YouTube channel, Ameca talks to researchers. Despite what you would assume, Ameca’s comments are not repeated, according to Engineered Arts.

Watch the video here:

The model receives a simple signal, providing the robot with a “description of itself – it’s pure AI”, they claimed. “Nothing in this video is pre-scripted,” they added.

The Engineered Arts team is shown in the film asking Ameca several questions.

The time it takes to process the voice input, produce the response, and turn text into speech causes the pauses, depending on the channel.

Ameca has startling and realistic facial emotions that she can imitate from real people, such as winking and frowning.

The video left viewers speechless, but many left comments to express their amazement.

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“This is surreal. Wow, I’m really blown away by this,” one user commented, while another said, “That was crazy. I was amazed at the inclusion of the facial movements! This was very impressive.”

Other user comments had ominous undertones. “Ameca is the future. For better or for worse,” said one. Another user seems a little shaken by the robot taking over the world matter and commented “This machine seemed to dwell on the idea of ​​robots taking over the world a little too long for my comfort.”

(With agency contributions)


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