Yes, the robots are coming, but they are not conquering the planet anytime soon — even if that’s what the media hype would have us believe. And they’re not as smart or technologically advanced as we think, according to Kate Darling, a leading expert on robot ethics.
Instead of buying into the hysteria of an impending robot revolution, Darling believes we should be thinking about how we as a society use robots, and what implications this has for data collection.
“I’m not worried so much about robots developing their own agenda and taking over the world,” Darling told delegates at the 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference in Hong Kong. “I’m a little bit more worried about people and how we decide to use the robots as a society.”