Why This Little Robot Is Worried About Future Robots

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Why you should care

You may be the poor soul stuck behind a line of robots at the movies.

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Artificial intelligence isn’t all terrifying, melty Terminators or creepy, stylish Avas. What do you think digital assistants are? Yes, frustratingly incompetent. But they’re also a type of AI just like self-driving cars or your recommended Netflix queue.

It’s past time for us to start seriously considering how we want these entities to behave. So we asked some 21st-century philosophers to weigh in. Watch the video to learn why this little robot is concerned about its future fellow robots. And why you might be, too.

In the meantime? Tune into Point Taken tonight at 11/10C for PBS’ new late-night series Point Taken — and watch OZY co-founder Carlos Watson host a debate on whether tech is making us smarter or dumber.


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