Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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The Rise And Rise of the Robots



Quote of the day: 

To make robots practical, flaws must be removed. To make robots endearing, flaws must be added.
-Khang Kijarro Nguyen


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The human mind has limitless possibilities. It can be interpreted as a machine with interrelated parts all functioning for a common ideal. We are biological machines and the relationship cultivated over the years with mechanical machines continue with no end in sight. Robots are the future. A lot has been said about the rise and rise of robots with the underlying technology advancement astonishing to see. From one company attempting to create a fully functioning sex robot, to another making autonomous security robots that could potentially replace human security guards -recently one such robot fell into a fountain and made the news in the US.


A robot patrolling Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus Image Credit: TheDailyDot

For many years robots have become an integral part of manufacturing processes as well as numerous other sectors and some countries are at the forefront of the revolution. For instance South Korea has the highest concentration of industrial robots and density worldwide with plans from their government to spend $450 million in the field over the next five years. The level of their advancement even spills over to the country's largest airport, where check-in robots interact with passengers meaning airport staff could become a thing of the past.

Closely followed by South Korea is Japan, and the US. Japan is well known for innovation in robotics -with its industrial robots present in factories globally. The Japanese government has a robot revolution initiative and a five year plan to grow its robotics market to over $21 billion. With Japan's aging population a robotic future is looking more likely with each passing day. It's certainly a country with a love for humanoid robots some of which can be found in department stores and a company even replaced some of its workforce with an artificial intelligence system.

But is it going too far? Maybe. Are some jobs at risk of being taken over by robots? Unfortunately yes. According to a study by McKinsey Global Insitute, Robot automation is projected to take over more than 800 million jobs by the year 2030. It is inevitable. We live in a changing and advanced world where a day feels like an hour. The thing about innovation is that there will always be a price to pay isn't it?

What do you think about robots?



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44 comments:

  1. We will see ...
    happy Dezember for you!

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  2. It's good that robots are taking over dangerous jobs. However, many people are worried about loss of jobs when robots take over more and more of the mundane daily tasks. Have you heard about the push for a universal basic income (or UBI)? This is one solution to the time when robots take over many work functions.

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  3. We are on the cusp of great change!

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  4. I like that quote at the beginning!

    I, for one, welcome our robotic overlords.

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  5. I'm constantly amazed at the technology behind robotics. The things they can be programmed to do are increasing and, at some point, they may replace human manpower in some areas. What is more disconcerting is the idea of artificial intelligence (AI). That actually scares me!

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  6. Yeah, it's not the robots I'm worried about. It's the AI. Or just plain hackability. Thinking of that sex robot mention, it reminds me of this hilarious story.

    https://nypost.com/2017/09/11/hackers-could-program-sex-robots-to-kill/

    Our own sex robots can be reprogrammed to kill us. Welcome to the future.

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  7. Such an interesting blog post, and I love the quote you opened up the post with - so true! - Tasha

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  8. Hello, thanks for the information.

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  9. We have to be careful in this area. One company was building robots and gave them the ability to connect with each other. Soon they developed their own language. Their developers did not understand the language and were worried. So they re programmed them and deleted the language. The robots developed a new language. And there was some speculation that they were plotting against their creators. True story.

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  10. All well and good, unless they achieve sentience! (and as stated above, the hackability issue)

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  11. They are here to stay and coming. Let's just hope they don't bring about Skynet!

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  12. I am not thrilled whatsoever, but it looks like it's inevitable.

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  13. I don't know if I'm for or against, but I'd better get used to them. They are the future!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. I do worry it's going too far, kind of like nuclear fission days.

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  15. They are here to stay and I think they will take over many jobs. This has been happening for many years though. The car industry is a perfect example of that.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  16. I think robots will continue to be a trending technology as they replace the need for humans and reduce payroll.

    Peace, light and love

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  17. It's hard to believe our world is becoming so mechanized. I recently read Dan Brown's new book about artificial intelligence. It's kind of scary and amazing at the same time.

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  18. Technology so we have to move with it.Job taken for sure but that's life, other jobs are created somewhere, somehow.

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  19. Technology has always moved the world forward. Fire, the wheel, tools. Computers. Jobs have been lost, but others have taken their place. A robot is just another tool. It's good that a robot programmed by a human, can be sent to do a dangerous task to save lives.

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  20. I think having robots to do certain, precise things is a good idea. They don't get tired, or make mistakes...well, unless they fry a circuit I guess. But I don't want a fully 'human' robot. I like the real humans better :)
    Ceil

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  21. I think specially trained robots to for example disarm bombs etc would be great.

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  22. Hi Blogoratti - it's part of life now - we, as humans, need to adapt - we're too complacent ... some will benefit and see the possibilities, while others will whine - we're the clever ones ... let's get to it - cheers Hilary

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  23. The only certain thing is change.

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  24. Like all things in life there is good and there is bad with the coming of robots. You always lose something with any choice you make. Hopefully we choose wisely

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  25. The only robots I’ll ever have are the soft fabric or yarny types. I realize they are coming, but that doesn’t mean I have to be all automated. Happy December!

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  26. The only thing constant is change. I remember reading Huxley's "Brave New World" in college, of a new world where because of automation everyone has a lot more free time. 40 years later, I'm still waiting for all that free time.

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  27. Yep, we've got a patrol-bot near where I live. :-)

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  28. Really cool post! Robots freak me out a bit tbh.

    Hope all is well with you!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  29. Every medal has two sides, I´d say. Yes, they take away jobs. Mostly jobs no one wants to do, though.

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  30. Automation will take away jobs, but perhaps AI, digitilization, and sustainability will create new ones.

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  31. I think they have already stolen many jobs and will steal more and more and they are coming and there is nothing we can do about it. they just about ruined the auto industry here. like all things there is good and bad about robots. just like the cell phone that has changed our world forever, good and bad

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  32. I'm not keen B, I'm more of a people person ☺

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  33. Hola Blogoratti. No me gustan nada pero nada estos trastos de metal. Interesante pots. Un beso.

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  34. As usually very interesting! Thanks a lot for the post!

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  35. I'm a fan of technology to a certain extent, but my view is that it's gone too far already. Bank machines replacing tellers...but then most of the people upset about that are the unemployed bank tellers. People using the machines are happy for the convenience. Sometimes convenience isn't worth the cost in my view. I'm trying my best to go back to the old ways and do things homemade and homegrown instead of the convenience of poor quality and technology.

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  36. That quote is quite interesting. I've heard about robots, but I can't say that I truly focus on them. I have heard that their intelligence will cause regular people to lose their jobs though. I have to admire the people who are so creative and brilliant in creating more technology.

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  37. Like them or not, they're coming. The challenge is for human's to stay ahead of the curve, train in the technology, and prepare for the inevitable changes and consequences. I just hope we're wise enough to realize what we're doing.

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  38. This is PROGRESS and no one can stop it .
    we are inventing them inspite of all doubts that they will take over the charge of this world .
    heard about Sophia the very first robot who got the citizenship in saudi arabia ,this is just beginning

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  39. Interesting topic on robots taking over human responsibilities. No matter how advance, robots will remain robots, they can never replace the emotional part of humans.

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  40. I'm not afraid of them and appreciate them. I do believe they will be the end of the human race. But I'm ok with that

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