"Robots: Improving our Future or Leading us to Doom?"

Ayanna Howard, Ph.D., School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

IBES Room 130, 85 Waterman Street

The Robots are coming! The Robots are coming! The Robots are ... Already Here! If HBO's Westworld is any indication, smart robots will result in the inevitable destruction of the human race. Whatever your outlook, the fact is that robots are already a part of our society and, in some cases, an integral part. Certainly we should be vigilant. However, along with the doom-and-gloom predictions of robot apocalypse, smart robots are — right now — beneficial, life-saving machines for assisting us in our everyday lives. Robots, no doubt, will change our lives — they will provide new ways to support a better society. This talk provides an early peek at how robots can change the texture of our day-to-day experiences and how we, as a human race, can best integrate them to enable a healthier, less stressful equality of life, now and in the future.

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