Barbara Marie Brannan on the future of robots for people.
Personally, I see all this robotic future taking place in stages.
First, we’ll get some Apple logo devices that work a bit like Kuri above, but with Apple’s usual design aesthetic, and some Siri-based machine learning capability. Then, competition being what it is, Android-based devices will overrun the digital landscape with ever more features, including some that can be used for evil by the evil; all while Apple’s Siri-robo remains in the company’s famed walled garden, safe from cyberattacks and criminal-cum-hacker mischief, but unable to hold its own against the increasing marketshare of dominant Android-robo.
Uh oh. This sounds familiar.
Finally, machine learning and artificial intelligence become one and move from computer system to computer system, and infect the Android-robos which then begin tracking humans and plotting to take over the world, first by installing a non-human leader– father to a Stepford daughter and Stepford son-in-law– in the world’s richest nation who then unleashes an evil plot to…