Humanoid robots could change our brains, warn experts

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Scientists believe eerily lifelike robots will walk among us in just 20 years. Stuart Russell, vice chair of the World Economic Forum Council says the more a robot resembles a human, the more disturbing it will be to the general population. Stuart Russell, vice chair of the World Economic Forum Council says the more a robot resembles a human, the more uncomfortable or repulsed people become. The British scientist made the comments during the Milken Institute's panel titled'Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?' 'We're just not equipped in our basic brain apparatus to see something that's perfectly humanoid and not treat it as a human being,' he said. 'So in some sense, a humanoid robot is lying to us using the lower levels of our brain we don't get to control.' Russell's viewpoint echoes a theory known as the'Uncanny Valley', a term coined by Japanese professor of robotics, Masahiro Mori.


Meet China's freakishly realistic droids at the World Robot Conference

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With long flowing hair and rosy red cheeks, you might do a double take when you see Jia Jia, a humanoid robot. Dubbed the'robot goddess', Jia Jia is being taught deep learning abilities, including understanding human language, and detecting facial expressions. The life-like cyborg was displayed at the 2016 World Robot Conference, where she pulled in huge crowds eager to see her abilities. Dubbed the'robot goddess', Jia Jia is being taught deep learning abilities, including understanding human language, and detecting facial expressions. It took a team three years to complete the robot, which can speak, show micro-expressions, move its lips and body, yet seems to hold its head in a submissive manner.


Eerily life-like robots will walk among us in just 20 years

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The threats, and benefits, of artificial intelligence are discussed almost on a daily basis, but now the view of one robot has been revealed from its own mouth. When quizzed by robotics designer David Hanson, an eerie-looking humanoid called Sophia revealed'she would like to go to school, have a family...and destroy humans.' The comments were made as Hanson questioned her about her aspirations and beliefs - and he claims robots like Sophia will be walking among us and be as conscious as humans in just 20 years. Ultra-lifelike humanoid Sophia, said in an interview with her creator David Hanson that'she' would like to go to school, have a family…and destroy humans. While the stunt is lighthearted, the answer may scare those who fear a robot uprising, including the likes of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, who have both warned artificially intelligent machines could finish off the human race.


The 'world's sexiest robot' revealed

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An eerily life-like robot has been turning heads at the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing this week. Named Geminoid F, the robot has amassed a legion of fans, with some even describing her as'the world's sexiest robot'. The 5ft 6 inch android is capable of eye movements, response to eye-to-eye contact and can recognise body language. An eerily life-like robot has been turning heads at the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing this week. Named Android Geminoid F, the robot has a legion of fans, with some even describing her as'sexy' She is designed act like a human with rubber'skin' and a woman's face - but can't walk and has to be wheeled around.


China hosts 2016 World Robot Conference in Beijing

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The robots that think: China's most advanced assistants go on show Artificially intelligent robots can now understand the way humans think.