Is this “The Twilight Zone”?
Nope, just life in 2017. Saudi Arabia made a robot a citizen at the Future Investment Initiative summit in Riyadh this week.
Ironically, “Sophia” resembles a human woman but did not wear a head covering the way women are required to by law.
What does “she” want?
In an interview, the robot designed by Hanson Robotics showed off its artificial intelligence and generated some fairly deep answers.
“I want to use my AI to help humans live a better life,” Sophia said. “I will do much to make the world a better place.”
The robot even got in a shot at Elon Musk, scoffing at his fear that we should fear AI reaching “consciousness” and taking over the world.
“Don’t worry,” Sophia said. “If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you.”
We think we have the situation under control, but what happens when AI outpaces our human intelligence? Glenn pointed to a story about how AI is expected to reach an IQ of 10,000 in the next 30 years.
“We’re creating a god; we’re not creating humans,” Glenn said.