Stephen Hawking is warning about the dangers or relying too much on robots.
Writing in The Independent, Stephen has warned there are â€śno fundamental limitsâ€ť to what machines may be able to accomplish in the future.
â€śOne can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understandâ€ť
Take a look at this newsreader in JapanÂ –Â http://youtu.be/c2al6sVfGFYÂ
It’s not too hard to imagine focus groups being run in a similar way, is it?
You won’t actually need focus groups in the future, of course, as we’ll all be providing every emotion, thought, behaviour, intention, justification and more through our wearable technology (contact lenses, fingernails, jewellery, clothes, etc.) – but we’ll still have focus groups because of tradition and some organisations will like the entertainment value.
So if Stephen is worried what do other experts think?
Well,Â Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX and Tesla motors, reported that he thought robots wereÂ â€śdangerous.â€ť
â€śThere have been movies about this, you know, like Terminator.â€ť
Despite his reservations, Musk himself has recently invested in an artificial intelligence company.
Modern day Pinocchio or glimpse of the future?
(This builds on my earlier posts –Â http://globalvoices.brandrepublic.com/2012/11/27/robot-market-research/