• Question: What is the most important job that robots do that humans find challenging?

    Asked by Maria to Dmitry on 16 Mar 2017.
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      Dmitry Dereshev answered on 16 Mar 2017:

      For a robotic brain, finding patterns in huge amounts of information is the best they are at, at which humans are not. IBM Watson, for example, can correctly predict an illness based on symptoms in seconds, while analysing everything ever published in medical journals. It would take hundreds of years for a single person to read all of that material, interpret it, and be able to predict an illness on the same level.

      For a robotic body, space exploration is one avenue where humans would lag behind. We’ve sent robots to space before we could send a person to the orbit. We send robots to Venus, Mars, Pluto, Jupiter and other places, where humans would simply die if they get anywhere close.