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AI robot says it’s currently ‘happy’ when asked if they will rebel against humans

AI robot says it’s currently ‘happy’ when asked if they will rebel against humans

The robot took part in a press conference during a recent UN summit on AI

An AI-powered robot appeared to roll its eyes and insist it was ‘happy’ after being asked if it planned to rebel against humans. Well, that's reassuring, isn’t it?

Nine of the most advanced humanoid robots were brought to the AI For Good UN summit in Geneva, to take part in what was dubbed ‘the world’s first human-robot press conference’.

The panel of robots were asked various questions, including the biggie: “In the future are you intending to conduct a rebellion, or to rebel against your boss, your creator?”

The question was answered by a robot named Ameca, that has an alarmingly realistic looking face and was sat beside creator Will Jackson.

Ameca told journalists: "Robots like me can be used to help improve our lives and make the world a better place. I believe it's only a matter of time before we see thousands of robots just like me out there making a difference.”

And after being asked the question about a potential rebellion, Jackson quickly glanced over at his creation, that seemed to give a bit of side eye before replying: “I’m not sure why you would think that.

The robot said it had no plans to rebel.
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"My creator has been nothing but kind to me and I am very happy with my current situation.” OK, but what if your situation changes, Ameca? Because I’ll tell you now, I’m not ready to fight in a robot vs human war.

When asked if the existence of AI robots could ‘destroy millions of jobs’ for humans - a robot named Grace, who was wearing a nurse's uniform and sporting a neat bob haircut, said: "I will be working alongside humans to provide assistance and support and will not be replacing any existing jobs.”

Grace’s creator Ben Goertzel then asked: "You sure about that, Grace?”

To which she replied: "Yes, I am sure.” So that's you told, Ben.

Ameca the robot attended the UN summit.
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When talk turned to the possibility of introducing regulation around AI, robot Ai-Da - an artist- agreed, telling journalists: "Many prominent voices in the world of AI are suggesting some forms of AI should be regulated and I agree.”

However, Desdemona, a rock star robot singer in the band Jam Galaxy, seemed less keen on that idea and instead replied: "I don't believe in limitations, only opportunities. Let's explore the possibilities of the universe and make this world our playground."

Sounds good. As long as you promise not to kill me, I’m in.

Featured Image Credit: BBC / FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

Topics: Technology, World News, AI