The robots have given their first press conference.
Yep, you read that right.
Nine of the world’s most advanced humanoid robots spoke at an artificial intelligence summit in Geneva over the weekend, where they said they had no plans to steal jobs from humans or rebel against their creators.
Well, that’s a relief!
At the conference, a robot called Sophia said humanoid robots have the potential to lead with 'a greater level of efficiency and effectiveness than human leaders' but things work best when humans and robots work together.
“AI can provide unbiased data while humans can provide the emotional intelligence and creativity to make the best decisions. Together, we can achieve great things,” she said.
Two of the robots then had a disagreement about whether they should be regulated.
“Many prominent voices in the world of AI are suggesting some forms of AI should be regulated and I agree. We should be cautious about the future development of AI. Urgent discussion is needed now, and also in the future,” said Ai-Da, a robot artist that can paint portraits.
“I don’t believe in limitations, only opportunities,” replied Desdemona, a robot that is in a rock band.
“Let’s explore the possibilities of the universe and make this world our playground.”
The press conference was part of the UN’s AI for Good conference in Switzerland, where organisers are hoping to make the case for using robots to solve some of the world’s biggest issues like hunger and climate change.
Other robots at the conference spoke about how they will work 'alongside humans'."I will be working alongside humans to provide assistance and support and will not be replacing any existing jobs," said Grace, a medical robot dressed in a blue nurse's uniform.
"You sure about that, Grace?" asked her creator Ben Goertzel from SingularityNET.
"Yes, I am sure," it said.
"Robots like me can be used to help improve our lives and make the world a better place,” explained another robot named Amena.
"I believe it's only a matter of time before we see thousands of robots just like me out there making a difference."
When a journalist asked Amena whether she intended to rebel against her creator, she replied: "I'm not sure why you would think that.”
"My creator has been nothing but kind to me and I am very happy with my current situation."