No. That's not the new name of our newsletter, but the charming robot created by Hanson Robotics in 2016, and present to walk the steps of the 2nd edition of the World AI Cannes Festival last February.
For some people, Sophia is the result of the greatest scientific advances in robotics and AI in recent years. For others, on the contrary, she symbolizes everything we can fear about AI: what if the machine would end up replacing the human?
Whether or not we are in favor of these humanoid robots (or Cobots), we have to admit that artificial intelligence is getting closer and closer to humans, with an increasing mastery of the 5 senses:
Touch, with modules moniroting the structural state of a given surface, and prevent or detect damage (bodywork of a vehicule or aircraft, buildings etc)
Sight, with detectors created to help data analysts to locate the most crucial information in the tsunami of data we know
Taste, with the electronic tongue, able to evaluate products containing new or unpleasant molecules
Hearing, with the voice recognition systems we all know, used in particular in home automation
Smell, with the creation of an electronic nose to detect certain cancers or to help detect odors in industry
These technical advances are therefore valuable aids for mankind in many sectors, and open up the field of possibilities.
Enjoy your reading!
Arnaud Guérin & Renaud Allioux, co-founders of Preligens