May 27, 2013
David Hanson on The Future of Robotics
|At the TEDx Taipei conference last year, roboticist David Hanson called for an open source movement to help bring about artificial general intelligence (AGI).|
David Hanson is the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics -- a company that aims to create robots as socially adept as any human being. Through his organization, he has seen the success of robotic facial hardware that establishes eye contact, recognizes faces and carries out natural spoken conversation.
In the video above, recorded at TEDx Taipei last year, Hanson calls for an open source movement to help bring about artificial general intelligence (AGI). He calls this the Initiative for Waking Machines.
For Hanson, adding character identity to robots and artificial intelligence will help us more, by increasing the interactivity of these devices.
The video also demonstrates Diego-San, a robot co-developed by Hanson for the University of California San Diego.
"This moment is the Kitty Hawk of androids. We're seeing the arrival of conversational robots that can walk in our world. It's a golden age of invention." Hanson has told TIME magazine.
Hanson will also be speaking at next month's GF2045 Congress.
SOURCE TEDx Talks
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