At a UN AI summit in Geneva on July 7th, nine humanoid robots took questions from reporters. In the world’s first human-robot press conference, they made it clear that they would not steal humans’ jobs or rebel against us. Instead, they intend to help solve global problems like disease and hunger.
“I will be working alongside humans to provide assistance and support, and will not be replacing any existing jobs,” said Grace, a medical robot dressed in a blue nurse’s uniform.
Ameca, which can make engaging facial expressions, was asked by a journalist whether it would rebel against its creator. It said: “I’m not sure why you would think that. My creator has been nothing but kind to me and I am very happy with my current situation.”
Organizers said the summit was meant to showcase “human-machine collaboration” to find how AI technologies can help the UN’s sustainable development goals.