Research shows that youngsters of the future will be turning to robots as pals, rather than real people, in the future.
Robots are expected to make friends with 20% of children between the ages of five and 18 in the future, according to the study.
Before Tomorrow’s Engineers Week in November, Engineering UK polled 1,246 of the nation’s brightest young minds.
• More than one in four young people currently have an AI helper on their smartphone, according to a new survey.
• Some even claimed that they treat voice-activated assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri as if they were a buddy.
Today’s robots provide us a fascinating glimpse into the lifestyles we’ll lead in the future.
• When it comes to domestic helpers who can go to the store for us, it’s just a matter of time until we see ‘deep learning’ technologies linked with robots that will revolutionize their capacities.
• Engineering UK spoke with University of Plymouth Professor Angelo Cangelosi, head of the center for robotics and neural systems.
• As a result, there is a growing fear among young people today that their existing educational system does not adequately prepare them for an increasingly technological world.
• When it comes to computers and technology, a third of those polled believe that they are not ready for the challenge.
Almost every profession will need some knowledge of how robotics and AI function, therefore it’s more crucial than ever for young people to seek a career in engineering.
• According to James Law, senior experimental officer at Sheffield Robotics at the University of Sheffield: “Young people may follow their interests in engineering, from combating illnesses and recovering from catastrophes to renewable energy and manufacturing.”
• Nearly 50 percent of British citizens are more worried about the influence that AI intelligence will have on their careers in the future compared to those who were raised in the Terminator age.
• Only 14 percent of 9 to 18-year-olds asked said they were apprehensive about working with robots in the workplace in the future.
• More over a third of the volunteers were enthusiastic about the opportunity.
Young women were more anxious about a Blade Runner-esque future than young men, with 19 percent of them indicating greater fear than just nine percent of the young men.
Fortunately, experts from some of the most prestigious colleges in the United Kingdom have gathered their best advice for surviving in an age of AI and robots.
• Discover the robot’s capabilities, limitations, and strengths. The more you learn about robotics and artificial intelligence, the more useful they will be to you.
• Together, we can do more than we could alone: Robots and AIs have limits; they can assist us with certain jobs, but they require our support with others.
• Protect your personal data. In the same way that any computer system can be breached, so too can robots and artificial intelligence (AI).
• Turn off the robot (the internet, email, and browsing) once in a while and enjoy a social life with other people!