The world is indeed fast changing. And with every day that passes by, a new technological breakthrough happens, bringing us closer to blurring the line between robotic and human existence.
Since the early 1960’s, the machines that are used by companies today have become smaller and arguably, safer. They also have become better at multitasking things, making them more productive in almost all given task.
All of these improvements and technological progress clearly shows that automation is the future of humanity. However, a new industrial revolution is already happening, and this will surely revolutionize almost all aspects of human living.
Most people refer to it as the 4th industrial revolution, or the Industry 4.0. This revolution is all about robots that do not only have the physical power but the intellectual capability as well.
These new robots incorporate their prowess in physical tasks with that of their logical brain functions, making them “think” while they work. This is one of the factors why most hi-tech companies in first-world countries are in need of a major reorganization, thanks to artificial intelligence.
Throughout the decades, technological advancements dealt more on mechanization. However this time, it will deal more on cognition, made possible, then again, by artificial intelligence.
Thinking Robots are a Necessity
With the help of AI, today’s robots can work more productively in a wider set of tasks. There are a lot of concepts and theories that talks about how “thinking robots” can destroy life on Earth.
However, this is not the real case. If AI is just used properly on the right kinds of robots, these would be very helpful in driving greater improvement in productivity of work.
It will also help in reducing costs, helping the economy to grow even more. In short, robots that are packed with artificial intelligence are a necessity. They are the future of humanity.