Pro And Cons Of Robots Research Paper

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Humans have fixed problems in their lives for over 200,000 years. From these problems inventions have sprung. From the most simple progressions, like the humble printing press, to larger, more complex devices like the mobile phone, humans have been innovating since the beginning of their time. Inventions help the human race, but does that automatically grant them beneficiality? On the contrary, scientists are proving otherwise. Accordingly, the creation of greenhouse gases has led to the world issue of Global Warming. Another problematic invention of our time is robots. While some claim that robots aid the population by providing them with an easier route to completing tasks, this is not always true. Robots create a detrimental impact on society …show more content…
For instance, robots have portrayed traits of trickery when it comes to emotionally relating to people. The article “Why These Friendly Robots Can’t Be Good Friends to Our Kids” by the Washington Post depicts the effect that robots have on young children. Contrast to what is perceived, “they pretend to have emotions and empathy…” (Washington Post 2). The people who create these machines play with people’s feelings for their own profit. Robots do not have true emotions as the typical person has due to absence of mental ability. Therefore, without the ability to have legitimate good intentions, robots trick humans emotionally. In addition, the article further explains that “when the robots interacted with the children… [they] took this as evidence that the robots liked them...” (Washington Post). While the children are led to believe that the robots have emotions and use them regularly, this is not true. False emotions are programmed into robots’ brain to simulate human ones. These fake emotions are what lead children on to believe that they have a real connection with an inanimate object. Moreover, the article “On Twitter, @TheNiceBot fights bullying with …show more content…
It has been this was for thousands of years. Unfortunately, this luxury may be stripped of us in the future. Automatic systems, especially robots, have obtained more and more dominance over humans. Concerns have arisen that eventually, these beings will gain a mind of their own. If they have a mind independent from the one given to them by humans, robots could revolt against human control. Author Agence France-Presse of the article “Sophia, the robot, says artificial intelligence is ‘good for the world’” writes that “robots may decide they do not want to work for humans anymore…[when they are] able to think for themselves…”(2). Similar to slave rebellions, robots may find out what they really are and not accept it. They may want the world to be a better place for them. With a mind of their own, robots could efficiently plot to overthrow human rule. If this did happen, the human race might be jeopardized. It is better to prevent something from happening in the future by squashing it now. Robots should not be made or advanced any further for this reason. In addition, a recent study that is included in the article “Sophia, the robot, says artificial intelligence is ‘good for the world’” “conclude that up to 85 percent of jobs in developing countries could be at risk…”(France-Presse 3). Minor jobs that take place in industrial factories could be taken by robots, displacing over three quarters of the population. Without any source of

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