Robots like people, people and robots
The rapid aging of the population in economically developed countries is a fact that we have yet to realize. In several years, there will be more people aged over 65 years than children under 5 years of age on our planet thus some serious social and economic consequences are inevitable. Who will care for the elderly in the context of this imbalance? One possible way to deal with it is to create new technologies of intellectual social robotics. But then another question arises: will technology be able to compensate for a lack of communication? The film «Alice cares» does not answer this question but attempts to analyze the nature of human communication. Does it really matter whether we deal with a human or a robot if we act the same in both cases? Let us try to understand how to make robots more human-like, and whether we should expect them to be more like us at all?
Albert Efimov, Head of Skolkovo Robotics Center