The big debate about the future of work, explained
Many science fiction writers and filmmakers have more than once embodied in their creations paintings in which robots are helpers of people: they lead life and in every possible way simplify the life of their owners. However, few people know that the largest corporations today are really developing in this direction.
Some of the companies that are interested in the possibilities of manufacturing butler robots are Amazon.com Inc, Huawei Technologies and Alphabet Inc. At the moment, none of the prototypes is able to distribute things in closets or mix cocktails, but progress in artificial intelligence and creation of a technical component is obvious. This means that simpler machines may appear in the next two years. Probably, from a financial point of view, it is not yet possible to put robots into widespread use due to the rather high cost of the process of their creation and maintenance, but humanity is moving towards a reduction in cost, and hence the popularization of high technologies..
Loup Ventures co-founder Gene Munster believes robots — it is the foundation of our future. In his opinion, by 2025 the robotics market, at least in the United States, will be estimated at $ 4 billion. By the way, many companies have already tried to build «home» robots. For example, Nolan Bushnell, one of the founders of Atari, introduced the 3-foot Topo Robot in 1983..
Due to the small set of functions, as well as the complexity of programming, the sales were a failure. Subsequent efforts to create useful robotic assistants in the United States, Japan, and China have shown only marginal improvement. The next wave of robotics is likely to give the world better results, given the loudness of the names of corporations interested in withdrawing their «creations» in to the world.
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text: Evgeniya Likhodey, photo: Jack moreh / freerance