Robots vs Humans; who will run the future?

Robots vs Humans; who will run the future?

  • On : December 19, 2018

With the rapid expansion and ever-growing development of artificial intelligence and robots, the question on everybody’s mind is whether robots will take over in the future. Personally, I don’t believe that robots will take over the world sometime in the future but it is important to have a look at both sides of the argument so that you the reader can develop a more informed opinion on the matter.


For Robots

The argument must be made that robots are designed to make human life easier. Today’s society is becoming increasingly automated and developing at rapid speeds. So there is no way that one person can say that in 10 or 20 years robots will not be in charge, as one does not know how technology and artificial intelligence will evolve.


Right now we know that robots are taking over factory jobs and are expected to replace mortgage brokers, paralegals and accountants. But robots are limited in taking over jobs in which there is a lot of human interaction as they have not developed those skills yet but in saying that there is no way of telling what the future holds. So this could certainly be a possibility in the future.


For Humans

The argument is made by many that robots will never take over the world as they are believed to be always recognised as machines who are incapable of performing human activities especially human interaction. The interaction between humans is built on well-functioning speech and object recognition systems, as well as other sensors such as smell and taste and tactile sensing. While there has been significant progress in speech and object recognition with robots, today’s systems can still only be used in rather controlled environments when there is a high degree of performance needed. This meaning that robot and human interaction is a long way off being able to seamlessly interact in any day to day situations.


There is also the argument that robots have the potential to harm society. So humans may decide not to fully develop these robots and technology further so that we see human’s stay in control. Ultimately humans hold all of the power, as they are the one’s who are developing the technology which empowers these robots, so humans have a choice as to how far they want these robots to develop.


After examining arguments for robots and for humans, I’m still of the opinion that robots will not run the future and that humans will always be needed. In saying that, I do believe that robots will be used to support human growth into the future and will play a very important part in shaping our society and world of tommorow.