While chief scientist Ben Goertzel of Hanson Robotics, who invented the machines, sang their praises, the robots seemed more sceptical of their human peers.When Mr Goertzel asked the duo whether robots could really be moral and ethical, Han countered: 'Humans are not necessarily the most ethical creatures'.Sophia has already graced the cover of fashion magazines, sung at pop concerts and appeared on television talk shows.'This is a kind of character animation that can come to life in our world,' Hanson told AFP.Robots would be able to work with humans in factories, customer service and medicine but would also become our friends, said Hanson, who did not rule out eventual robot-human romantic relationships.'As the AI matches and exceeds human levels of intelligence we hope they'll help us solve the world's great problems,' he added.According to robot mastermind David Hanson, CEO and founder of Hanson Robotics, the machines' onstage repartee was only part scripted and is just a taste of things to come.He said he wanted them to 'emotionally engage' with people.Robots could be 'as smart as people' in as little as three years, company spokesman and chief scientist Ben Goertzel predicted.Their debate encompassed life, the universe and everything, from their love of science fiction to their bewilderment at 'silly' reality TV shows.
Robots could be 'as smart as people' in as little as three years, Mr Goertzel predicted.Disclaimer: This is not intended for the guy who wants a one-night stand.There are books like “The Game” and “The Players Handbook” which can give you great techniques to hook up and end up with an empty life and a roster of regrets. She’s the type of woman who blew all of my expectations and checklists out of the water.It was a spooky sight, two life-like disembodied robot torsos discussing the pros and cons of humans in front of a nervously laughing audience in Hong Kong.Artificial intelligence is the dominant theme at this year's sprawling Rise tech conference and the live robot exchange took the AI debate to another level.