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General Paper Essay Outline : Should we be extremely excited or seriously alarmed by the rapid progress being made in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence ? (HCI Prelim 2015)

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Note : These are just examples to work with, with little evaluation. This is really far from the final answer.

On humanoid robots … robotic care giving & personal assistance

https://wtvox.com/robotics/top-10-humanoid-robots/

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/22/tech/pepper-robot-sold-out/

Brain-controlled prosthetics

http://www.futuretimeline.net/blog/ai-robots-blog.htm#.ViRDYNKeDGc

AI for big data analysis

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3276604/Artificial-intelligence-breakthrough-intuition-algorithm-beats-humans-data-test.html

There is the prospect of people doing a new level of skilled work to control robots and AI, since robots and AI can perform some of the work that people used to be employed for.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150805-will-machines-eventually-take-on-every-job

AI & robots in the military

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3165356/Artificial-Intelligence-dangerous-NUCLEAR-WEAPONS-AI-pioneer-warns-smart-computers-doom-mankind.html

Whoever controls AI, controls the rest of us

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/01/28/bill-gates-on-dangers-of-artificial-intelligence-dont-understand-why-some-people-are-not-concerned/

Dependency

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/life-unbounded/is-ai-dangerous-that-depends-8230/

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