Set in 2019, cult ’80s picture “Blade Runner” envisaged a neon-stained landscape of bionic replicants genetically built to seem a bit like humans.
So far that has did not happen, however at a secretive research institute in western Japan, wild-haired roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro is fine-tuning technology that might blur the road between man and machine.
Highly intelligent, conscious and useful around the house, the robots of the long run might look and act a bit like humans and even become their friends, Ishiguro and his team predict.
Every year they’re developing new technology — like deep learning, that has improved the performance of pattern recognition,
Now they’re specializing in intention and want, and if we have a tendency to implement them into robots whether or not they become additional human.
Robots are already widely utilized in Japan from preparation noodles to serving patients with physiatrics.
Marketed because the world’s first “cyborg-type” robot, HAL (hybrid helpful limb) — developed by Tsukuba University and Japanese company Cyberdyne — helps individuals in wheelchairs walk after more use of sensors connected to the unit’s system.
But Ishiguro believes recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and computing can accelerate the synthesis of man and machine.
The ultimate goal, consistent with Ishiguro’s colleague, Takashi Minato, is “to bring robots into society as human companions its potential for robots to become our friends.”
The point is that line between humans and machines converges has long been a supply of tension for a few, as delineate in widespread culture.
But Ishiguro insists there’s no inherent danger in machines turning into conscious or surpassing human intelligence. “We ought not to concern AI or robots, the chance is governable,” he said. “My basic plan is that there’s no distinction between humans and robots.”