Hong Kong-based robotics firm Hanson Robotics wants to create humanised robots that will understand people and work together with mankind to create a ‘better future’ according to a top executive.

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David Hanson, founder and chief executive of Hanson Robotics, said at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Hong Kong that fears of robots surpassing humans in intelligence, and turning against people could be circumvented by teaching the machines how to connect with people.

“If we can make machines understand and have a relationship with us, then… they will work with us to create a better future,” 

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While Hanson’s comments are aspirational at this point, they underscore a goal that could potentially refute concerns about artificial intelligence going rogue, a notion raised by scientists like Stephen Hawking and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, with Hawking even stating that AI could end mankind.

Hanson has begged to differ…!

“If we can make machines understand and have a relationship with us, then if they do become intelligent, they will … work with us to create a better future,” said Hanson during a panel discussion on Wednesday. Read full article here >>>

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