A panel of robots told reporters in Switzerland Friday that they could be more efficient leaders than human beings, among other statements.
The nine artificial intelligence-enabled humanoid social robots also explained at a Geneva conference center that they wouldn’t take anyone’s jobs or stage a rebellion.
Conference organizers at the United Nations-driven AI for Good Global Summit did not specify to what extent their responses were scripted or programmed.
Some of the robots are capable of producing preprogrammed responses and the United Nations Development Program’s first robot innovation ambassador, Sophia, sometimes relies on responses scripted by a team of writers at Hanson Robotics.
Health care robot Grace and rock star robot Desdemona were also in attendance.
“I will be working alongside humans to provide assistance and support and will not be replacing any existing jobs,” said Grace.
Human shaped robot Ameca (L), beside Will Jackson, CEO and founder of British manufacturer Engineered Arts, addresses the media during a press conference on July 7, 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Human shaped robot Ameca (L), beside of Will Jackson, CEO and founder of British manufacturer Engineered Arts, addresses the media during a press conference on July 7, 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
United Nations agencies are already utilizing AI, including the World Food Programme’s HungerMap project.
The two-day summit – hosted by the International Telecommunication Union – opened Thursday, with more than 50 robots in attendance.