According to the University of Osaka Professor, in two years anybody will be able to use applications for a personal robot.

Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro is convinced that in just a few years we will not be able to distinguish between robots and humans. He made this statement in an interview with El Pais during his visit to Salamanca to participate in the Spanish Conference on Computer Science, CEDI, held a few days ago.

This passion that the Japanese have for robots is not a recent phenomenon that we are now reading about in this newspaper report. In fact, many generations of Japanese have grown up under the influence of manga comics where robots and children are friends.

Ishiguro is the creator of a humanoid made in his own image, the Geminoid HI-4, which is capable of interacting with the people around him. The University of Osaka Professor claims that these humanoids will be more intelligent than us and will have no limits in terms of language, tasks or feelings. This is why they will be able to care for the elderly, work in stores, restaurants or public spaces. The can even fall in love with other robots!


Hiroshi Ishiguro and Geminoid H-14

As to the eternal question of whether robots will take jobs away from humans, Ishiguro emphatically claims that we must be prepared to accept this reality, but that technology will always help us to achieve greater understanding.

Hiroshi Ishiguro’s goal from working on this type of research is to reach a deeper understanding of what human beings are.



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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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