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 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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