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Imagine the world to come, part II: Autonomous


Continuing with our series of articles, we decided to continue with one of the prodigious children of the subject of last time. It is a topic that has mainly focused on cars, but can escalate to much more. We refer to the possibility of what autonomous, allowing machines to evolve.


When people name or search on the issue of autonomous, the first thing that appears is autonomous cars. However, this issue covers much beyond transport. We have even exposed it here in Crypto Trend, particularly in the Consumer Electronics Show of these last years.

The general confusion lies in the definition of autonomous, without realizing that this issue abounds in the day to day. Starting from the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, according to Scientific American, the autonomous thing is to replace the person with machinery, with the aim of performing a task.

For this reason, the idea of ​​an autonomous car implies that it is a vehicle that can be driven independently, without a person behind the wheel.

The same people of Scientific American explain the current situation with the changes of the autonomous. Stressing that there are two important trends:

Robot sees, Robot imitates

This is an evolution of the phrase monkey sees, monkey imitates, only that now the autonomous robot is the main character. The idea is that using the quality of machine learning From Artificial Intelligence, robots learn the tasks that each employee performs. In this way, industries are looking for more efficient solutions when working.

They emphasize that the main industry where progress is being made in this area is that of health, stating that delicate operations can be carried out autonomously.

Quality of life improvement

The second trend today is that people can improve their quality of life in an accelerated way. Beyond an autonomous car that facilitates the transport of people, there are companies that are researching and developing robots that help at home.

Smart assistants and objects connected by the Internet of Things is a start. However, particularly in Asia, there are companies developing specialized assistants. For example, a stand-alone bartender robot for every occasion.


However, just as we did with AI, there are obstacles that complicate the development of the autonomous. Starting with the resistance by users. This happens because it touches on an issue of ethics and morals, since a person is being replaced by a robot. Therefore, elements like unions come into play.

The second topic is the complication of experiencing, since experimenting with something autonomous can lethally impact a person. Taking as an example the most common, the autonomous car, which can not test on the streets for legal issues, require special permits. This makes sense because if the system fails and collides at 120 km / h, it can cost the life of the crash.

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