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You will receive your job losses due to robots? VUB-researchers to give advice on human-robot relationship
iHLN less than 7 out of 10 Belgians are in favour of technologies such as robots and artificial intelligence (AI). This is evident from a survey of the Free University of Brussels at 1,000 Belgians. Result of the research is the launch of the new book " Homo Roboticus’, in which fifty VUB-scientists, the relationship between man and robot mapping. The academics formulate recommendations for the shared future of humans and technology.

The Belgians will find robots and AI mainly a good thing, because they are routine tasks at work or in the household can perform. The majority, 8 out of 10, find robots to take over too dangerous or too heavy for people.

However, the Belgians also skeptical: more than half think that a robot job can run, and 2 on the 3 Belgians think that robots and AI more jobs will disappear than the rest.

Only 1 in 3 believe that there was once deep friendships can develop between human and robot. A quarter gives on the other hand, he or she good friends could be with a robot, on the condition that those emotions to recognize and show.

But there are also more intimate observations, a third of the respondents believe that sex with a robot is equivalent to adultery.

What is a " Homo Roboticus’?

The scientists came to their findings after a survey with 1,000 Belgians. Result of the study is the launch of the book ‘Homo Roboticus’. In the book show the academics on the basis of examples what future relationship between humans and technology can arise and they formulate recommendations.

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