“A robot has appeared before the Education Select Committee to tell MPs about the role of technology in classrooms. Pepper’s evidence on Tuesday was the first time a robot has answered questions at a committee. The robot is part of an international research project developing the world’s first culturally aware robots aimed at assisting with care for older people.” Source: ShropshireStar.com
- What is the role for humans in the fourth industrial revolution?
- How long will it take for AI to become part of normal daily interaction?
- Are we prepared to embrace these waves of technology and if so, to what extent?
- Will officials actually take into account Pepper’s evidence?
Watch Pepper interact with the government officials below
The article also mentions that “at the end of the robot’s evidence, committee chairman Robert Halfon led a round of applause.”