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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Anthrobotics: Where The Human Ends and the Robot Begins | Futurism

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"Technology is accelerating at an ever increasing rate. Each year, we develop smaller and smarter systems… systems that allow us to interact with information in ways that previous eras only dreamed about." according to Jolene Creighton, Editor in Chief at Futurism.
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In fact, given their ability to process, identify, and categorize information—and their uncanny ability to synthesize information and make judgments—many of our systems seem to be developing a true form of intelligence. In this respect, it seems that the dawning age of AI is truly upon us.

But what does this mean?

In order to make this determination, it is necessary to, first, locate the human and the robot. Where does one end and the other begin? In order to try and answer this question and develop a way of figuring humans, robots, and intelligent systems alongside one another, Luis de Miranda and his colleagues at the University of Edinburgh have created the Anthrobotics Cluster. It is a a platform of cross-disciplinary research that seeks to investigate some of the biggest questions that will need to be answered as our technology progresses and we continue to advance into the next age.

In a recent interview, he spoke with me about why the relationship between humans and robots (and having an accurate understanding of it) is so very important.

Anthrobotics at the University of Edinburgh 2016-2017

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Source: Futurism and THE CRAG Channel [YouTube]