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Robots have been illustrated as humans’ mechanical servants, but experts are determined to turn these cyborgs into emotional synthetic beings.
Now, researchers brought the two of the world's most advanced robots together to test their reactions by showing them the trailer for the horror flick ‘Morgan’.
Edi vocalizes its fear with phrases such as ‘Oh no, I can’t watch’ and although FACE is silent, it offers its ‘thoughts' by eerily moving its eyes, mouth and head.


TWO OF THE MOST ADVANCED ROBOTS IN THE WORLD 

Edi (Electronic Deceptive Intelligence) is the brainchild of magicLab.ny, which looks at how illusion can be used when combined with technology.
Edi is a fitted with a range sensors, has long robotic arms and a screen that displays a cartoon face.
As this machine watches the trailer, it makes its reaction clear with expressive facial features on a screen.

FACE (Facial Automaton for Conveying Emotions) was developed by researchers at the University of Pisa. 
This cyborg, although quiet, has a human-like appearance. 
The artificial skull is covered by a skin made of Frubber, a silicone-based material that is flexible enough to allow subtle human-like movements.
While watching the trailer, FACE used its eyes, mouth and jaw to express its 'thoughts'. 


‘Morgan’, directed by Luke Scott, is a 20th Century Fox film that is set to be released on September 2.
This horror flick tells the story of a corporate risk-management consultant (Kate Mara) who is sent to investigate a bioengineered child (Anya Taylor-Joy), and determine whether or not the artificial being should be terminated.
Interestingly, this film seems to coincide with the two robots designed by magicLab and the University of Pisa, as the inventors behind these technologies are also focused on developing synthetic beings.
‘If robots would have the ability to experience emotion, that would start a completely new chapter in who we are and how we interact with these kind of machines,’ Marco Tempest with magicLab.ny.said in a video.
‘That is an equally frightening and exciting outlook.’
Edi, which is short for Electronic Deceptive Intelligence, is the brain child of magicLab.nyc.
This robot is fitted with a range sensors, has long robotic arms and a screen that displays a cartoon face.

‘He has a lot of sensors and cameras in his wrists which gauge how close I am to Edi,’ shared Daniele Mazzei, a researcher at the University of Pisa.
‘There is a camera in the face with sonar range that creates a point cloud of distance between moving objects around him.’

researchers brought two robots together to test their reactions by showing them the trailer for the horror flick ¿Morgan¿. Edi (left) vocalizes its fear with phrases such as ¿Oh no, I can¿t watch¿ and although FACE (right) is silent, it offers its ¿thoughts' by eerily moving its eyes, mouth and head
Researchers brought two robots together to test their reactions by showing them the trailer for the horror flick ‘Morgan’. Edi (left) vocalizes its fear with phrases such as ‘Oh no, I can’t watch’ and although FACE (right) is silent, it offers its ‘thoughts' by eerily moving its eyes, mouth and head


Ex Machina 2015
Ex Machina 2015 

 

AI THAT WILL THINK LIKE HUMANS SET TO BE UNVIELD WITHIN A YEAR 

Researchers in Russia are expected to reveal an emotional computer within a year and a half, which will be able to think like a person and build up trust, its creators say.
The system, called 'Virtual Actor', is being created by the National Research Nuclear University in Moscow.
The researchers say it will understand the context of what is going on, as well as keeping up with unfolding events.
The machine needs the ability to study not through programming or reinforcement learning, but as a thinking person, the researchers said.


'Any action has an emotional connotation, as a result of which certain relations develop, such as trust, subordination, leadership,' the lead researcher said. 
In the reaction clip, Edi can be seen changing facial expressions on its front screen and even covers its ‘eyes’ during an intense scene of the trailer.
‘That music is scary’, it says in the beginning of the trailer.
‘That’s scary, that is definitely scary.’
‘If I had nails, I would have bitten them,’ it says after the showing had ended.

In the reaction clip, Edi (left) can be seen changing facial expressions on its front screen and even covers its ¿eyes¿ during an intense scene of the trailer. FACE (right) may be the silent type, but this cyborg is designed with a more human-like appearance
In the reaction clip, Edi (left) can be seen changing facial expressions on its front screen and even covers its ‘eyes’ during an intense scene of the trailer. FACE (right) may be the silent type, but this cyborg is designed with a more human-like appearance. dailymail

¿Morgan¿, directed by Luke Scott, is a 20th Century Fox film that is set to be released on September 2
‘Morgan’, directed by Luke Scott, is a 20th Century 
Fox film that is set to be released on September 2

FACE may be the silent type, but this cyborg is designed with a more human-like appearance.
The artificial skull is covered by a skin made of Frubber, a silicone-based material that is flexible enough to allow subtle human-like movements.
Created by the University of Pissa, this life-like android is designed to present emotional information through facial expressions.
‘Our research is directed to make FACE social and attractive providing it of aesthetic refinements and human-like behaviors to be able to emotionally engage people in social interactions,’ explains the researchers.
During the showing of the trailer, FACE made facial expressions during specific scenes.
When Morgan finds a way out of her prison, FACE turns its head towards the camera, eyes wide open and jaw dropped.
However, when the bioengineered child escapes from the facility, FACE eerily smiles and its eyes squint with satisfaction.

'On the other side there is a problem known as uncanny valley,' said Mazzei.
'As far as I know, as a robot becomes more expressive, more human like it elicits fear in human beings.'
'And this is natural because this is part of our cognitive process.'
 
Edi (pictured), which is short for Electronic Deceptive Intelligence, is the brain child of magicLab.nyc. This robot is fitted with a range sensors, has long robotic arms and a screen that displays a cartoonish face
Edi (pictured), which is short for Electronic Deceptive Intelligence, is the brain child of magicLab.nyc. This robot is fitted with a range sensors, has long robotic arms and a screen that displays a cartoonish face

FACE (pictured) has an artificial skull that is covered by a skin made of Frubber, a silicone-based material that is flexible enough to allow subtle human-like movements. Created by the University of Pissa, this life-like android is designed to present emotional information through facial expressions
FACE (pictured) has an artificial skull that is covered by a skin made of Frubber, a silicone-based material that is flexible enough to allow subtle human-like movements. Created by the University of Pissa, this life-like android is designed to present emotional information through facial expressions   


FEARS ROBOTS COULD WIPE OUT HUMANS BY ACCIDENT 

Dr Stuart Armstrong, from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute claims intelligent robots will be smarter and faster than humans, with the ability to take over the running of countries and have the ability to wipe us out altogether.
He believes it’s a race against time to develop safeguards around artificial intelligence research, before robots outwit us.


Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator in Terminator Genisys.
Oxford academic Dr Stuart Armstrong warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all

Speaking at a debate on artificial intelligence in London last month, he warned that humans could be wiped out even if robots are instructed to protect people.
Dr Armstrong predicted that robots will be increasingly integral to our everyday lives, doing menial tasks, but will eventually make humans redundant and take over, The Telegraph reported.

The robots will have what’s known as artificial general intelligence (AGI), enabling them to do much more than carry out specific and limited tasks.
‘Anything you can imagine the human race doing over the next 100 years there's the possibility AGI will do very, very fast,’ he said.
Dr Armstrong is concerned that a simple instruction to an AGI to ‘prevent human suffering’ could be interpreted by a super computer as ‘kill all humans’ or that ‘keep humans safe’ could lead to machines locking people up.
‘There is a risk of this kind of pernicious behaviour by an AI,' he said, adding that human language is subtle and can be easily misinterpreted.
‘You can give AI controls, and it will be under the controls it was given. But these may not be the controls that were meant.’
He predicts that it will be difficult to tell whether a machine has deadly ‘intentions’ or not and could act as if it is a benefit to humanity right until the point it takes control of all functions.
Professor Stephen Hawking has previously told the BBC: 'The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.'
And in Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind Space-X and Tesla, warned that the risk of 'something seriously dangerous happening' as a result of machines with artificial intelligence, could be in as few as five years. dailymail




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