Opinion Professor: By 2040, robots will be patrolling the streets of cities


The article, entitled "2084: A large robot is watching you," professor of robotics at the University of Sheffield Noel Sharkey predicts the emergence of a new world in which monitoring tasks, providing security and law enforcement increasingly transferred to artificial intelligence.

In the next 30 years, I'm sure Sharkey, "walking humanoid robots will be used to maintain order at sports games, during strikes and riots. They will be patrolling city centers and disadvantaged areas, where violence is very likely. "

"Robots will have a very high level of speech recognition and will be able to ask questions and respond to questions. "What is your ID number? What are you doing here? Come. " They will be able to work in a team and to arm non-lethal weapons (eg Tasers or networks) and go on calls for resolving difficult situations and arrest the suspects, "added the professor.

In addition to performing everyday tasks, such as checking tickets or remove bullies from social events, they will also be able to "spray on a crowd of RFID sensors or any of their futuristic equivalent, so that the participants of this event can be traced even after the crowd will be scattered" Sharkey says.

By 2070, according to the professor, the robots will become indistinguishable from the people, and will be able to apply the technology of intelligent swarm that will make "impossible to escape from them." Robotic police cars will drive through the streets, scanning license plates and automatically writing off fines from the bank accounts of their respective owners.

Professor Noel Sharkey openly expresses warning that the fleets of robots DARPA, the assurances that are being developed for the military "humanitarian" and "rescue" purposes, in fact, are designed to kill.

His warnings are confirmed by the organization Human Rights Watch, as well as a former intelligence officer Lt. Col. Douglas Pryor, who wrote an article warning of the dangers of ruthless "killer robots" that will be used to track down human goals in the near future.

In April this year, scientists Pentagon officials said that they were able to create a machine that functions like a human brain, and allow robots to think independently and act independently — that is, of course, does not dispel concerns about the possibilities of using such machines.

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