Robots will use humans as pets once they achieve a subset of artificial intelligence known as ‘superintelligence’. This is according to SpaceX-founder Elon Musk who claims that when computers become smarter than people, they will treat them like ‘pet Labradors’.
His comments were made in a recent interview with scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who added that computers could choose to breed docile humans and eradicate the violent ones.
Tesla boss Mr Musk said he also believes humans could be banned from driving in years to come and all cars will, instead, be controlled by robots. The entrepreneur claimed that computers will one day do a much better job of driving and that humans are simply ‘too dangerous’ behind the wheel.
A Japanese vegetable juice company has designed a new a wearable robot that dispenses tomatoes for people to eat while on the go.
Tomatan is a robot that can be worn as a backpack. Weighing 8kg (18 pounds), it features a tomato shaped head with a mouth that opens to dispense the tomato into circular metal arms that then come down over the person’s mouth to feed them a tomato.
Why would anyone need this, you might ask? Well, according to Kagome, which claims to be Japan’s largest supplier of tomato juice and tomato ketchup, people running the Tokyo marathon really need this.
[From the youtube description] “Referred to as “an attempt to break new ground for emotional machine music” by its composer Squarepusher, “Sad Robot Goes Funny” features the superhuman prowess of Z-MACHINES, showcasing in particular the stupendous chops of the guitarist playing multiple melody lines with 78 fingers and 12 picks at lightning speed in the latter half of the song. This makes it a truly groundbreaking piece of music from Squarepusher to open the way for new music of the future.”