Anxious robots will be less likely to launch AI uprising – study

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Creating robots with anxiety might keep the machines from talking over the world, according to new research into AI technology.

Researchers from the University of California based their findings on a mathematical model that simulated interaction between a robot and a human. With this model, the team found they could lower the robot’s self-confidence, from the unwavering level it has by default, to better obey their human’s orders.  

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In one simulation, the robot’s ‘mind’ was given the opportunity to turn itself back on after a human had switched it off. While most AI bots would override the command without fail, the robot with installed self-doubt decided to not question the human’s wishes and remain deactivated.

The researchers noted the importance of finding a balance in confidence, as too little self-belief would mean that even children would have the ability to override the robot’s better judgement.

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Overall, the Berkeley team believe this new model will better equip bots to integrate into society and live harmoniously amongst us.

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