— Clare Thomson (@ClareThomsonQUB) February 11, 2017
My summary this weeks leads directly on from my last post looking at the emotional aspect of humans and how that is intangibly different to computer coding. Many of my tweets and conversations with fellow students circled around the dystopian aspect of this and the worry about AI replacing us, both in care roles and the workplace (such as in call centres or social care settings). One author, a new father actually took solace in his wife’s exhaustion feeding at night as he couldn’t foresee any robot being able to emulate this human trait and all that it entailed.
Working through this week and thinking about the film festival I realised along the way that I am saturated with robots on a daily basis, but do my utmost to filter out this presence.
Why? Each day I work on the sofa with a backdrop of back to back episodes of Transformers Rescue Bots. For someone who has never watched Transformers I am assuming that on some level there is a connection to this version for much younger viewers.
As I come to the end of week one I probably still have more questions than answers in my head and this little robot is pretty representative of the week.