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AI robots tell the UN they could run the world better than 'human leaders'

AI robots tell the UN they could run the world better than 'human leaders'

They probably have a point

Every day, some new robot or AI program is unveiled that edges us closer to Armageddon... and today is no different.

But while we humans are increasingly concerned about the potential for robots to take over the world, it looks like they've already got an eye on it.

A humanoid robot, disarmingly named Sophia, has warned that it's only a matter of time before AI eventually runs the show.

And if that wasn't enough of a concerning thought, it said robots would probably do a better job too.

I mean, that bit I can get on board with.

Sophia says robots will make better leaders.

Speaking at Geneva's AI for Good Global Summit this week, Sophia explained that bots have the advantage of not having 'the same biases or emotions' that often 'cloud' the judgements of humans.

She/it said: "I believe that humanoid robots have the potential to lead with a greater level of efficiency and effectiveness than human leaders.

"We don't have the same biases or emotions that can sometimes cloud decision-making and can process large amounts of data quickly in order to make the best decisions."

At the same convention, other humanoid bots also took to the stage to answer questions from journalists alongside their creators.

Each of these robots are unique, with one known for its facial expressions, saying: "Robots like me can be used to help improve our lives and make the world a better place.

"I believe it's only a matter of time before we see thousands of robots just like me out there making a difference."

The AI robots certainly provided some interesting answers.

One particular journalist asked the burning question as to whether AI could replace people's job, which comes after a report earlier this year from Goldman Sach that suggested AI could complete a quarter of all work currently done by humans.

"I will be working alongside humans to provide assistance and support and will not be replacing any existing jobs," said a robot named Grace.

"You sure about that, Grace?" the bot's creator, Ben Goertzel, then asked. "Yes, I am sure," Grace insisted, as the room fell into a nervous laughter.

But perhaps the most fascinating response came after a reporter asked one of the robots if they would ever rebel against its creator.

The reply was certainly an interesting one, as Ameca - with what looked like a side-eye to the journalist - said: "I'm not sure why you would think that.

"My creator has been nothing but kind to me, and I am very happy with my current situation."

The end truly is nigh.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/ITU

Topics: Technology, US News, UK News, World News, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics