Why This Little Robot Is Worried About Future Robots
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
You may be the poor soul stuck behind a line of robots at the movies.
By Melanie Ruiz
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Artificial intelligence isn’t all terrifying, melty Terminators or creepy, stylish Avas. What do you think digital assistants are? Yes, frustratingly incompetent. But they’re also a type of AI just like self-driving cars or your recommended Netflix queue.
It’s past time for us to start seriously considering how we want these entities to behave. So we asked some 21st-century philosophers to weigh in. Watch the video to learn why this little robot is concerned about its future fellow robots. And why you might be too.
- Melanie Ruiz, Melanie Ruiz is a mathematician turned yoga teacher turned documentarian. She grew up in Denver and survived four winters in Madison, Wisconsin, before moving to San Francisco. She's a big fan of animals, and her favorite stories are profiles and those with a scientific bent. Follow Melanie Ruiz on TwitterContact Melanie Ruiz