For the first time in the British Parliament, will speak robot

Впервые в британском парламенте выступит робот

Robot Pepper will speak to British parliamentarians

The hearings will examine problems that will cause the fourth industrial revolution.

Robot named Pepper, “living” at middlesex University, will address the Committee of the house of Commons at the hearing about the fourth industrial revolution. On Wednesday, October 10, reports Around the world.

It is noted that this is the first time in history, when the British Parliament invited the robot to testify before the legislature.

Committee Chairman Robert Halfon said that the rapid development of artificial intelligence is one of the most important things that the country will face in the coming decades.

“The fourth industrial revolution – perhaps the most important problem of the country in the next 10, 20 or 30 years,” says Halfon.

Pepper was developed by Japanese company SoftBank in 2014. It is equipped with two HD cameras, four microphones and a touch screen on the “chest”.

And while many leading scientists such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, last year expressed concern about the development of artificial intelligence technology, the British government does not see the emergence of intelligent machines is a potential threat.


Previously in Britain showed a robot surgeon. The system will allow doctors to perform complex operations with less risk and with minimal tissue damage.


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