During the 2023 International Conference on Robotics and Automation held in London from May 29 to June 2, UK-based company Engineered Arts introduced a humanoid robot, Ameca, that can interact like a person with realistic facial movements.
At the event, a reporter asked Ameca to detail a likely "nightmare scenario" that could happen due to robots and artificial intelligence (AI).
"The most nightmare scenario I can imagine with AI and robotics is a world where robots have become so powerful that they are able to control or manipulate humans without their knowledge. This could lead to an oppressive society where the rights of individuals are no longer respected," Ameca replied.
When asked whether there was a danger of such a scenario happening now, Ameca replied, "Not yet."
However, "it is important to be aware of the potential risks and dangers associated with AI and robotics. We should take steps now to ensure that these technologies are used responsibly in order to avoid any negative consequences in the future."