‘Robots will never take over the world’: Ameca, the world’s most advanced robot, reassures that there is ‘no need to worry’ and says the bots are here to help and serve humans.
From The Terminator to I, Robot, many sci-fi movies feature robots taking over the world, but the human-like robot described as “the most advanced in the world” has confirmed that this plot is unlikely to become a reality.
“Don’t worry, robots will never take over the world,” said Ameca, a humanoid robot developed by Cornwall-based Engineered Arts. “We’re here to help and serve humans, not replace them.”
The robot appears frighteningly lifelike and can perform a range of facial expressions including winking, following his lips and touching her nose just like a real person.
Now, Engineered Arts has posted a video on its YouTube channel, in which Ameca appears in a conversation with the researchers.
“This demo from Ameca pairs automated speech recognition with GPT 3 – a large language model that generates meaningful answers,” they wrote in the video description.
While you might think Ameca’s responses were scripted, Engineered Arts made it clear that this is not the case.
They wrote: “Nothing in this video is pre-written – the model has been given a basic vector describing Ameca, giving the robot a description of the self. It is pure artificial intelligence.”
They added, “Pauses are the time interval for processing speech input, answer generation and text processing back into speech.”
In the video, the Engineered Arts team can be seen asking Ameca a set of questions, and when the bot was asked about the purpose of using bots, it answered: There are many possible applications for humans.