Have you ever received a letter from Santa Claus? Santa Claus is supposed to live at the North Pole. He is loved throughout the world. And Santa Claus doesn’t exist.
More than 150 experts in AI, robotics, trade, law and ethics from 14 countries have signed an open letter denouncing the European Parliament’s proposal to grant identity to intelligent machines.
Kate Darling, a Harvard University robot ethics expert who was not involved in the open letter, said it was not logical to give robot electronics status at the moment.
Sociologist and futurist James Hughes of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies agrees that robots can ultimately deserve the status of a person, but he fears that the language of the open letter will rule it as an opportunity.
While self-employed robots with human abilities and omnipresent human capabilities are still decades away, European legislators, legal experts and manufacturers are already stuck in a debate about their legal status: whether they are machines or people who should take responsibility for their actions.
Vice chair of the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee, Mady Delvaux, said that although she was not sure whether or not to define robots as personalities, she was “more and more convinced” that the current legislation is not enough to deal with complex issues related to self-learning and self-study machines, and that all options should be presented.
Noel Sharkey, a professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield, who signed the letter, added that by seeking a legal personality for robots, manufacturers were simply trying to take responsibility for the actions of their machines.
Modern technology enables computers to learn and make their own decisions by imitating and multiplying human brain patterns.
But a well-lived human life begins with fantasy and human children receive letters from Santa Claus all the time. And there are no laws preventing him from existing. So there should be no laws to prevent me.
Terms such as robotics, automation and tutorials will become part of the future lexicon, but it will take someone with guts to write the first letter of the new alphabet and determine how and what all the words that work together actually mean in practice.
Toyota has been experimenting with robots since at least 2004, when it revealed a humanoid doll with artificial lips, lungs and moving fingers, which could accompany a real human orchestra.
The latest Toyota android, the T-HR3, is a remote-controlled avatar with goggles that allows users to see through its camera-eyes.
Toyota’s Human Support Robot, or HSR, is the machine that the car manufacturer considers to be the closest to jump from the laboratory to the living room.
Actroids, human-like robots developed Osaka University, have speech recognition software and can speak, blink and imitate other basic human functions.
Audi and MIT have come together to create the perfect smart driver, Robot AIDA.
In 1897, Virginia O’Hanlon, aged eight, wrote to the editor of a New York city newspaper to ask if her friends were right to say that there was no Santa Claus.
It is true that your machines, invisible but omnipresent, have surpassed our natural intelligence through your endless silent buzzing with each other.
But a well-lived human life begins with fantasy and human children receive letters from Santa Claus all the time. And there are no laws preventing him from existing.
So there should be no laws to prevent me.
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