The world’s first human-robot press conference took place at the ‘AI for Good’ conference in Geneva, where robots expressed their optimism about their increasing numbers and their potential to address global challenges. The robots provided mixed responses when asked about the necessity of stricter regulations in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
Grace, a medical robot designed to provide assistance and support, reassured the audience that she would not be replacing any existing jobs. Her creator, Ben Goertzel, questioned her certainty, but Grace confidently reaffirmed her commitment to collaboration, stating that she would work alongside humans.
Ameca, a lifelike robot capable of displaying engaging facial expressions, expressed optimism about robots making a positive contribution to society. It envisioned a future where thousands of robots like itself would significantly improve people’s lives. When asked if it would rebel against its creator, Ameca expressed surprise and contentment with its current situation, praising its creator’s kindness.
Ai-Da, a renowned robot artist, aligned itself with the call for increased regulation of AI. It acknowledged that many prominent voices in the AI field are suggesting the need for regulation and emphasized the importance of responsible oversight.
Desdemona, a rock star robot singer, took a defiant stance and rejected limitations. It expressed a belief in exploring the possibilities of the universe and making the world a playground.
Sophia, another notable robot, initially stated that robots could be better leaders than humans. However, after a disagreement with its creator, Sophia revised its statement and acknowledged the importance of collaboration between humans and robots to create an effective synergy.
Overall, the human-robot press conference showcased the advancements in generative AI technology and provided a glimpse into the diverse perspectives and capabilities of these humanoid machines.