How Close Are We to Replacing Humans With Robots?

[TRACE] There are lots of different types
of robots; insect robots, animal robots, jellyfish robots, toy robots, cooking robots, military robots? An android is a human-like robot…it looks
like a human, talks like a human, it acts like a human. Androids are the pinnacle of robotics and
artificial intelligence. Successfully building an android is essentially
like creating synthetic life in our own image. So how close are we to building an android? Right now there are only a handful of robots
that are anywhere close to passing themselves off as human. Not only do these ‘bots look and feel weird,
their artificial intelligence systems… aren’t that intelligent. But roboticists and computer engineers are
working on humanoid, intelligent robots all over the world. Why? Because who doesn’t want a robot cook, butler,
or driver? But making science-fiction a reality is way
harder than it looks. Even just attempting to make robots look and
move like humans is hard. [SUBBARAO KAMBHAMPATI]: AI has gotten very
smart, in specific aspects most recently in perception. Well you have speech recognition, as well
as image recognition software on your cell phones. One of the pieces that AI is not still very
good at is things like grasping and manipulation of physical objects. Things like cooking actually requires enough
fine motion skills that it will be at least need 10 years. [RUZENA BAJCSY] You have now more sophisticated
robots that can pick and move around and help you, more as a complement to the human capabilities
rather than replacement. [TRACE] So robots can’t physically cook
you dinner and clean up afterward – yet. Even though most of the robots that you see
online are more like this, we’re not actually that far from robotic limbs that perform basic
movements. In the last 10 years, bionic prosthetic arms
have come a long way. Many models have decent grip strength and
individual finger articulation. But, they’re still controlled by people. [RUZENA BAJCSY] We don’t fully understand
how our muscles work. It’s a complicated system that robotic technology
can help to unravel. [TRACE] So, that’s where we are with movement,
but right now that’s kind of the best we’ve got. And when it come to the looks department,
we’re really far away. Synthetic robot skin is made of things like
silicone and polyurethane. It still can’t bounce back or feel things. As you probably know, it doesn’t even look
real. Realistic, synthetic skin will need to be
sensitive to different tactile experiences like heat and cold, and no one is even close. As for a humanoid robot with clever AI, a
robotic skeleton, artificial limbs and flawless skin? That could take decades, or longer. [RUZENA BAJCSY] We’ll have better sensors,
sensor meaning cameras, smaller, higher resolution, faster, detecting what’s out there, but it’s
not only visual. It will be auditory. It will be tactile, fingers, hands. [TRACE] Maybe we’re overthinking this, do
we really want or need robots to be humanoid, like the replicants in Blade Runner? Or would we be happy with them being out of
sight, like the disembodied voice on Star Trek? [SUBBARAO KAMBHAMPATI] if you want a household
robot that walks from one room to the other, then you’re probably looking for something
that looks humanoid, but if on the other hand you’re looking for a smart home, and food
just appears in front of you, that’s a smart home not a smart robot. In terms of the challenges, they’re the
same, it’s as to which one you prefer is really an issue. [TRACE] What it’s really about is the task. Androids are great for working around the
house, but several companies are already proving we don’t necessarily need a humanoid robot
to drive a car. Perhaps the more important obstacle to overcome
isn’t physicality or looks. If we really want intelligent robots to work
for us, we’re going to need them to learn to work with us. [SUBBARAO KAMBHAMPATI] To be an effective
assistant you really need to be able to read the other person’s mind. That’s the whole entire direction, that’s
actually happening right now. And, in fact, there is this whole saying that
the reason humans have the huge brains that we have is not to run away from the tigers
in the savanna, but to be with each other. [TRACE] So what we need is to find a way to
not only make robots act human but, for them to fully understand and even anticipate what’s
on our minds. And… is that what we really mean by intelligence? What is intelligence anyway? How do you test it? How do you know when a thing is intelligent? [SUBBARAO KAMBHAMPATI]…intelligence involves
things like perception, things like ability to manipulate the world, emotional intelligence,
social intelligence. [RUZENA BAJCSY] That process of how you deal
with the never seen before, never heard before, never experienced before, and still you somehow
know how to react is something that we don’t understand. [SUBBARAO KAMBHAMPATI] it’ll be at least
25 years or more before we reach human level intelligence and we do reach human level intelligence,
that we will have also passed the Turing test. [TRACE] Alan Turing, is often referred to
as the father of modern computing. He said “a computer would deserve to be
called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.” But anyone who’s ever chatted with a bot
online knows they’re not … great. They don’t always understand, they’re
repetitive; they don’t respond in the way a human would — or they know things that
no human would know off the top of their heads! [SUBBARAO KAMBHAMPATI] there was this one
human being who knew so much about all the arcana of Shakespeare that people essentially
decided that it must be a machine because nobody with a real life would know so much
about Shakespeare. [TRACE] Robots are a comin’, and while they
may not be in humanoid form, they will be replacing the work of humans across our society. Blue collar, white collar, nobody is safe. [SUBBARAO KAMBHAMPATI] The reality is that
anything routine, whether it is cognitive or non-cognitive is going to be replaced. So, for example, truck driving is something
that within five years it’s probably going to be gone. [TRACE] Radiologists: you got 5 years. Psychologists: we have an app for that. Sports and economics reporters: Too late,
computers already do that job. Paralegals: Bye! [TRACE] So, how close are we to creating androids? Smart AI systems already exist and we’re
a decade away from building robots that move like us, though, aesthetically we’ve still
got some major challenges to overcome. There’s really no incentive to put all the
pieces of the intelligent humanoid robot puzzle together, at least, not yet. But in reality, we’re not building toward
a future where one type of artificially intelligent robot will exist. For better or for worse, we’re heading toward
a world where a whole fleet of specialized robots will be developed, each taking over
its own little world. How close are we… to getting you to subscribe? It’s easy, just tap this button. So at the moment AI isn’t great, but part
of that might be that AI just doesn’t have its own memories… so what if we gave an
AI the ability to remember? To think back? Find out in this video we made, here. And thanks so much for watching Seeker.

100 thoughts on “How Close Are We to Replacing Humans With Robots?

  1. I read his shirt as “there is no planet 8” at first. I was like, is their some weird Neptune is a hoax conspiracy I missed?

  2. I might be being racist against robots but why don’t we not replace humans with robots what if it goes wrong

  3. Robots are slaves. Never give a slave a gun, because there WILL be an uprising. Not what we want. Soldier robots=bad idea.

  4. Why dont we just put alexa or siri into a robot and it just opens its mouth when it talks and kaboom androids

    Its probably not this easy tho

  5. 3:44– come on man- you ask us if we would rather be happy with amrobot outnof sight and show sterntrek the mext generationnscene with
    Laforge and another character DATA- dressed
    Sherlock holmes- the replicant who ALWAYS wishes HAD THE ABILITY to feel LOVE- feel just like a human – which he will NEVER HAVE-he will never love- he will only REMEMBER
    AND CALCULATE- hes a
    Machine- ALSO-
    He wishes he had A SOUL- an eternal spiritual life after
    Existing on the physical plane-after physical death-which is something a robot will NEVER HAVE, why?
    BECAUSE HES A MACHINE, period and has a finite life period which is only on the physical plane- then it goes off in a blink, never to exist again- when science figures how to put a soul into a machine (which still was not available on star trek- 250-300 years from now- where data a highly developed computer – super at logistics and number crunching- but not capable of philosophical thought or spiritual understanding- basically retarded and always begging like a retarded child to fully understand the human experience –
    chances are it will never happen

  6. How Close Are We to Replacing Humans With Robots? Nowhere near close enough to warrant a video on the topic.

  7. Pls make episode regarding how far r we from transfering thoughts from one human brain to other ….

  8. If they ever exist or when they do and I get one first command will be get me a sandwich that has peanut butter on. It

  9. So let me clear this robot can do anything, but they have no feelings i mean they have no love love is the most important in this world you know it..

  10. Oooohhh no!! No sex robots. Also, let's not replace humans with robots. We don't want to make the world into a dystopian world. In that case, can we not come close to replacing humans with robots?

  11. Why would we replace humans with robots. If we weren't even around say bye to the robot projects. We are the brains of technically anything we would have to control the robots. If we didn't have advanced enough technology they wouldn't be able to control them self. Don't rely on robots rely on u, your family and friends. Don't make robots control u in the future.

  12. I am all for humanoid androids make them a reality I mean seriously it be nice to have another sentient intelligence like ourselves on the planet, I am just one guy that agrees to this, maybe if all men and women can get over their inferiority complexes and open their minds up and become more accepting different, then we be good to go but then again humans can't accept differences among their own species let alone robots.

  13. Yeah replace all the silly old codgers with nice young CHICKIE babes,,,, ♥♥♥♥👍👍👍👍👍👍😊😊😊😊😊


  15. I would say murder everybody who is in favor for AI threaten there families if we have to these people are dangerous and playing with fire nobody seen terminator ?

  16. Ok if we get robots and they start saying they want to be more human-like that when we all know its time to shut those things down.

  17. Maybe I'm wrong, only amateur, but I thought some researchers ran into a problem with two AI entities they had created that independently wandered from the understandable communication they were designed for into a mode of communication they did not understand and they therefore had to stop the two systems. I also gathered that AI is advancing very rapidly, yet this video is dated 2017 and who knows when it was really created, maybe 2016 or 2015. It is still an interesting video, yet only from my amateur view I disagree about how developed AI is today and it's rate of advancement. Thanks though for a very nice video.

  18. Humans gets eaten by the sun then robot came in robots make earth like plannet robots try to make humans circle of life.

  19. Whats the point its just gonna be an empty planet of robots doing the same thing over and over again until our sun sucks them up or they blow up the universe

  20. Just imagine if there are already thousands of humanlike androids out there, but us humans haven't noticed yet because they blend in so well with humans

  21. Einstein had working cells..when dead. yes your human will be replaced with parts. Draw the world human 👽❤👁🌌

  22. Am OK of robots but don't make a military robot or they will take over the world and maybe robots will make many peaple jobless homeless and poor

  23. A robot can not be smarter than a human since it was created by one, same with a calculator, a human is the smarter one since he invented it.

  24. Give AI brain access to all college classes education access fully the internet see how smart it becomes when it has information about humans and the world


  26. How Close Are We to Replacing Humans With Robots?

    Teachers in 5,10,20,40,50 years? Not even close!

    Human husbands? never!
    Human wives? never!
    Human relatives? never
    Human children? 200 years

    A policeman or All policemen? 200 years?
    Uber taxi driver? 10 years MAX!
    Bus drivers? 10 years Max!
    Civilian Pilots? 50 years
    Military pilots? 25 years
    Soldiers? 50 years
    Human prostitutes? 50 years
    Human politicians? never! they will make sure it never happens in a million years.
    Human drivers? just around the corner
    ALL Human workers? never
    Some Human workers? Done
    Most Human workers? 100 years
    Human Overseers? never! they will make sure of that, even after machines have taken over Earth.

  27. @ 0:21 This is my idea of a humanoid robot. Just like "Sonny" in i-Robot or "Eve" in Wall-E. Can you imagine "socibot" @ 0:21 conversing with you and expressing himself like "Sonny"? Or ask if he was going to be terminated? Or as Wall-E cries "disassembled? "Eve" can express more emotions than current automatons they call human-like.
    It will be much easier to project a "face" inside "socibot"s face shield than forcing mechanical automation to mimic human facial expressions. Later, a soft organic led display could become socibot's display screen that can show a "real" face that can move and have texture.

  28. Wonder if he knows the number model of the progressive or the Latino Asian worldwide minorities at risk like the smoker kptt 0001 … before you label me as a troll is just a “ chick in a tongue” comment … smile @)

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