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AI & Robotics Nightmare

Artificial Intelligence is the way forward according to experts. Coupled together with robotics and it could look like a future movie when the world is dominated by androids. God forbid becoming their slaves and being told what to do, dancing to the commands of androids!

The US leads the way, with almost 60% of “top tier” AI researchers and $249 billion in private funding. China and the UK round out the top three, with Israel and Canada following closely behind. So, it is clear to see that there is a rosy future for AI, and global robotics technology market whose size was estimated at USD 72.17 billion in 2022 and is expected to surpass around USD 283.19 billion by 2032 with a registered CAGR of 14.7% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032.

Robots are already being implemented in many companies across the world. Asia has the largest market for robotics, as 73% of all new industrial robots deployed in 2022 were installed in Asia alone. Meanwhile, Europe and the Americas had 15% and 10% of the total industrial robots installed in 2022.

Robots have been used for decades, and in the next five years, autonomous robots will make real-time decisions in dynamic environments. Here's what we can expect from AI and robots, and what they can do together.

We keep dreaming, albeit they're most often nightmares of intelligent robots such as Terminators. However, while robots are now essential for factories and making inroads in the home, no one could mistake them for being intelligent. Roomba cat rides and smart vacuums are fun and useful. Intelligent? Not so much.

But since generative AI exploded on the scene, people have started combining AI and robots to create a new age of smart robots.  As we enter 2024, it's clear that the melding of these two will create an era of unparalleled technological synergy.

The argument found that I have researched to having AI robots destined to help society and resolve manpower issues could eventually become a real headache once they get out of control which could be something, that isn’t the norm, however I found the following excerpt online:

"Over half of Japan's businesses say they can't find enough full-time staff." With one in 10 people now over 80, there simply aren't enough workers to go around. For example, self-driving cars are still very much a work in progress, but when your alternative is 80-year-old taxi drivers, the need for self-driving, smart cars becomes much more urgent.”

Japan is one country, but it seems surreal when Brazil has 29.6% of its people living in extreme poverty meaning they have monthly income of below US$100.00 per head. Certainly, if there were more job opportunities for these people, they would be able to earn more and get out of poverty. So, my question is, and this reflects the new world order of globalization, human rights, and the constant leap made by mankind to show how nice and caring it is to not only humans but more often than not to animals.

Of course, this is a regional problem, and the Brazilian government ought to be doing more to find ways to encourage job opportunities for these people. And that includes more investment into education without a doubt. Once people are smarter, they have more potential in finding jobs or creating business opportunities.

Companies that use AI and robotics certainly are looking for ways to improve whilst reducing manpower, and consequently economizing finances. As time progresses AI and robotics will become enormously prejudice to the need of contracting real people. For some this is technological advancement, but for the weak and poor this could be considered a death sentence. Robin Hood used to defend them, and therefore a new Robin would be a blessing, right now!

There are some real issues that need to be addressed in society, and with a growing world population we need to be thinking of ways to either reduce that number by creating an evaluation system that decides who can live and who cannot live based on ethical standards and the individuals desire to blend into society while making the effort to deserve to have a place around the table.

God forgive me for even saying something so absurd, but then if we honestly look at AI & Robotics and replacing us one by one, it might be worth reevaluating the tight spot before it caves in completely.

Have a great day!

Prof. Carl Boniface

P.S. The above article was written for discussion purposes and is not meant to cause any confliction apart from possible outcome from AI & Cybernetic benefits.


Vocabulary builder:

Androids (n) = robots, machines, automata, automations, humanoids, bionic person, (ant) persons, people

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate is the mean annual growth rate of an investment over a specified period of time longer than one year.

Inroads (n) = 1. progress; an advance. "An important way to make inroads in reducing spending." To start to have a direct and noticeable effect (on something): “The government is definitely making inroads into the problem of unemployment.” Or “We have not been able to make much of an inroad into the backlog of work.” 2. a hostile attack; a raid.

Melding (v) =mixing, merging, blending, fusing, combining

Albeit (conj.) = although, though, notwithstanding, even though, even if

Excerpt (n) = extract, passage, quote, quotation, selection, take out

Cybernetics (n) = automations, sciences, robotics, engineering, manufacturing, computing

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