Artificial Intelligence, and the Imminent Robot Future

by Nick Gordon
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The topic of robots used to be rather repetitive and uninteresting, but as of late some improvements the field are coming towards us at such a rapid pace that we suddenly want to hear more about the topic. Of course, there will need to be some quality products for it to all happen, but more and more people are becoming confident that this will eventually happen. Why is it suddenly the case? Well, that would have a lot to do with artificial intelligence.

Indeed, AI is not only something we can find on our computers and smartphones, but also on new devices that actually look like humans to a degree… what a turnaround for something that we have worked on for years (artificial intelligence) and that’s suddenly taking the form of a human! Indeed, the future can be a little scary, but it can always be a little less so if we take the time to explore the possibilities in our heads. Are robots finally ready to arrive in our daily lives? Indeed, the topic isn’t new.

At Work and At Home

One of the main things to know about the future of robots is that they should be just as useful as home as they are to keep us productive at work. At times, this could sound unreal, but the feeling to have assistants when it comes to cleaning and work seems to make sense. We are always busy and try to keep up the productivity, and right now our main concern should be to keep up a balanced life, and hopefully the world of robots can help us do just that. The idea of introducing robots in a more mainstream way isn’t so new and might require some more research to really make something that is worth owning in the long run. And then again, what isn’t found on a computer or something that’s worth taking out of a computer and placing into a physical assistant.

Our workplaces already look like environments full of technology and it’s doubtful that people would want another device that just does the same thing as their computer. Computers are well-equipped to provide everything we need to complete our work and robots could only complicate things if the products are creations that weren’t done with enough inspiration. As usual, there will need to be some star products for some of these products to shine. Something isn’t necessarily wiser because it has the shape of a human and customers will be quick to notice the difference and quickly come back to their current devices to complete the work. Do people want their assistant to be on their screen instead of in real-life? Do people need assistants at all?

How to Interact?

How to Interact?

Certainly, interacting with robots doesn’t seem to be necessarily an easy thing. We’re so used to using our keyboards, be it on a small screen or with a peripheral, that using robots might seem very unnatural. AI-wise, some robots are becoming more and more ready, but when it comes to interaction and efficiency, perhaps could use some more work. What we often forget is that robots will need to compete with other devices and alternatives in order to be successful. Not everyone will want to trade their current devices and build brand new habits in order to welcome a new companion. The world of robots will need to come up with a way to work with the current tech world in order to be relevant. Not everybody likes to ready manuals and learn a brand new set of commands for every tech product that they buy, and robots will be no different. Is there a way to make robots simpler?

Do we need specialized or versatile robots? In a way, the world of robots can feel a lot like the world of wearables on a consumer level. Plenty of wearables were created to do everything, while some cheaper alternatives to only one thing well for its owner. It will come down to what exactly people want to find in one companion, because just like a wearable, they won’t expect to own more than one.

Author: Nick Gordon

Nick Gordon is a senior writer at Centurysoft Blog, where he covers topics such as Digital Media, Data Analytics, Chatbots, Artificial Intelligence and Business Intelligence. He attended Stanford University and now lives in Brooklyn. He enjoys traveling, live music and reading a good book in his spare time.