Sci-Fi Predictions Prevent Us From Redefining Work

Robotics has reached a basic level of intelligence, and many of these advances remain in the realm of academia and specialized applications. While robots still play a fairly minor role in everyday lives, using robotics on a much wider scale is becoming economically viable. But the actual adoption of robotic intelligence is hampered by a public distrust of artificial intelligence perpetuated in popular culture — a barrier that AI must surmount as it becomes increasingly visible. Ethical and Legal Implications Thanks to books, movies, and TV shows like “I, Robot,” “Blade Runner,” and “Terminator,” people across the world have embraced a general “AI Anxiety.” It’s true that as robots become more prominent, they will continue to raise ethical and legal questions. Some forms of robotics that disrupt the status quo…


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