"These robots will kind of do one thing well, but we never
will see a robot that makes a cup of coffee, never. I don't believe we
will ever see it. Think of the steps that a human being has to do to make a cup of coffee
and you have covered basically 10, 20 years of your lifetime just to
learn it. So for a computer to do it the same way, it has to go through
the same learning, walking to a house using some kind of optical with a
vision system, stepping around and opening the door properly, going
down the wrong way, going back, finding the kitchen, detecting what
might be a coffee machine. You can't program these things, you have to
learn it, and you have to watch how other people make coffee. ... This
is a kind of logic that the human brain does just to make a cup of
coffee. We will never ever have artificial intelligence. Your pet, for
example, your pet is smarter than any computer."
quote: But to say that we will never ever have AI....jeez, talk about pessimism.
quote: No I am not soundiung the Marxist hammer and sickle. But let’s look at what is likely to be the effects from robots replacing some easy basic jobs.
quote: Don’t be surprised when a union drags the issue of robots in to court when they loose out bid on a job because a robot staffed cleaning or security firm got the contract.
quote: This is a kind of logic that the human brain does just to make a cup of coffee. We will never ever have artificial intelligence. Your pet, for example, your pet is smarter than any computer.
quote: I find this comment to be rather idiotic on his part, especially if he judges robot competitions. This tells me that on this one thing he has not really done his homework. There are already robots out there that ARE smarter then many pets.
quote: Now granted we don't have any robots with human like intelligence, but I know that there are universities that do have robots that (with some modifications) could be taught how to make a cup of coffee. Several other companies have robots that can walk like a human.