I’ve come to know quite a few who genuinely fear the idea of robots. Inevitably I wonder how widespread, or how many share this feeling?
So I’ve created this poll that I’ve submitted to Digg, hoping that others will want to see the question answered as much as I do. If the story reaches the front page, we’ll get a wider range of voters and consequently all the more interesting results.
Update: The story reached Digg.com, garnering over 6000 votes. for a summary and discussion of the results. My thanks to everyone who are and have participated in the survey.
See the article The Fear of Intelligent Machines, Survey Results
The poll will remain open indefinitely.
for a summary and discussion of the results.
My thanks to everyone who are and have participated in the survey.
- AI Information Tidbits -
Kurzweil and others predict computers being hypothetically powerful enough to simulate the human brain in 2013, processing-power-wise. In addition we’re currently seeing an amazing increase in AI related technologies: Home-robots are predicted a seven-fold increase in 2002 to 2007 (predictions by the EU), and the AI industry expected to nearly double in value in the same period, from $11 billion to $21 billion, with an annual growth rate of 12% (predictions by Business Communications, Inc.). Recommended reading: Who’s Afraid of Robots?, an article by Kristinn R. Thórisson.