5: They’re Starting To Look like Human Beings
She may look like Sarah Palin, however, she’s definitely not. She’s Yangyang, an artificially intelligent robot that will sincerely shake your hand and give you a warm embrace.
Yangyang was produced by Hiroshi Ishiguro, a Japanese robot specialist, and Song Yang, a Chinese robotics professor.
Yangyang got her looks not from Sarah Palin, but rather from Song Yang, while she got her name from Yang Haunting, Song Yang’s child.
Yangyang isn’t the only robot that looks shockingly like a person. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has likewise made its own particular variant.
Meet Nadine, an artificially intelligent robot that is working as a receptionist at NTU.
Besides having lovely brunette hair and delicate skin, Nadine can also smile, meet and welcome individuals, shake hands, and make eye contact.
Even all the more stunning that she can recognize past visitors and converse with them in light of past discussions.
Much the same as Yangyang, Nadine was based on her maker, Professor Nadia Thalmann.
4: They’re Starting To Feel Emotions
What differentiates people from robots? Is it intelligence? No, Artificial intelligence robots are a ton smarter than we are.
Is it looks? No, researchers have created robots that are exceptionally like humans. Maybe the main quality that separates us from Artificial intelligence robots is the capacity to feel emotions.
Unfortunately, numerous researchers are working fervently to vanquish this last wilderness.
Specialists from the Microsoft Application and Services Group East Asia have made an AI software that can “feel” feelings and chat with individuals in a more natural, “human” way. Called Xiaoice, this AI software “answers questions like a 17-year-old girl.”
If she doesn’t know the topic, she may lie. In the event that she gets caught, she may get furious or humiliated.
Xiaoice can likewise be sarcastic, mean, and impatient — qualities we as a whole can identify with.
Xiaoice’s eccentrics empowers her to communicate with individuals as though she were a human.
Presently, this AI software is a novelty, a route for Chinese individuals to have some good times when they’re bored or desolate. In any case, her makers are moving in the direction of perfecting her.
As indicated by Microsoft, Xiaoice has now “entered a self-learning and self-developing stage [and] is just going to improve.” Who knows, Xiaoice could be the grandma of Skynet.
3: They’ll Soon Invade Our Brains
Wouldn’t it be astonishing if we could learn the French dialect in a matter of minutes by just downloading it into our brains?
This apparently inconceivable accomplishment may occur sooner rather than later. Beam Kurzweil, a futurist, innovator, and director of engineering at Google predicts that by 2030, “nanobots [implanted] in our brains will make us supernatural.”
By having nanorobots inside our heads, we will have the capacity to access and learn any information in a matter of minutes.
We may have the capacity to fill our thoughts and memories, and we could even send and get messages, photographs, and recordings directly into our brains!
Kurzweil, who is involved with the development of Artificial intelligence at Google, trusts that by embedding nanobots inside our heads, we will turn out to be “more human, more extraordinary, and even exceptional.”
If utilized appropriately, nanobots can do astounding things like treating epilepsy or enhancing our intelligence, memory, and even “humanity,” however there are also risks and hazards related to them.
First off, we don’t plainly see how the mind functions, and having nanobots embedded inside it is exceptionally hazardous.
In any case, most essential of all, in light of the fact that nanobots associate us to the Internet, a capable Artificial intelligence software could undoubtedly get to our brains and transform us into living zombies should it choose to revolt and eliminate humankind.
2: They’re Already Being Used As Weapons
With an end goal to guarantee “Continued military edge over China and Russia,” the Pentagon has proposed a financial plan of $12 billion to $15 billion for the year 2017.
The US military realizes that keeping in mind the end goal to remain in ahead of its enemies, it needs to exploit Artificial intelligence.
The Pentagon anticipates utilizing the billions it will secure from the administration to grow deep learning machines and autonomous robots along with different types of new innovations.
In light of this, it wouldn’t amaze if, in a couple of years, the military will utilize AI software “killer robots” on the front line.
Utilizing Artificial intelligence amid wars could spare a large number of lives, yet hostile weapons that can think and work alone represent an incredible risk, as well.
They could conceivably slaughter enemies, as well as military staff and even innocent humans.
This is a risk that 1,000 prominent Artificial intelligence specialists and prestigious scientists want to dodge.
During the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Argentina in 2015, they signed an open letter prohibiting the advancement of AI software and autonomous weapons for military purposes. Unfortunately, there’s truly very little that this letter can do.
We are currently at the beginning of the third revolution in modern warfare, and whoever wins will turn into the most powerful country on the planet and maybe the impetus of human extinction.
1: They Are Already Learning Right And Wrong
While trying to prevent the Artificial intelligence takeover, researchers are growing new techniques that will empower machines to distinguish right from wrong.
By doing this, Artificial intelligence will turn out to be more sympathetic and human.
Murray Shanahan, a professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London, trusts this is the way to keep machines from killing humankind.
Led by Mark Riedl and Brent Harrison from the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, specialists are attempting to impart human morals to Artificial intelligence software using stories.
This may sound oversimplified, however it bodes well. All things considered, we teach children human values by reading stories to them.
Artificial intelligence software is like children. They truly don’t know right from wrong or great from terrible until the point that they’re instructed.
Notwithstanding, there are great threats in showing human values to Artificial intelligence robots.
If you take a gander at the chronicles of mankind’s history, you’ll find that regardless of being educated on what is correct or wrong, individuals are as yet fit for incredible wickedness. Simply take a look at Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot.
If people are able to do so much evil, what stops an effective Artificial intelligence robot from doing likewise?
It may be the case that a superintelligent Artificial intelligence acknowledges people are awful for the earth, and along these lines, it’s wrong for us to exist.