Societal Impact of Robotics

Joanne Pransky, Robotics Industry Ambassador and World’s First Robotic Psychiatrist participates in Risk Roundup to discuss “Societal Impact of Robotics”.



Technology has always played an essential role in human work, progress and advancement. From the very first stone ax to the artificial intelligence driven robots today, technology has advanced with years and so have we, the humans.

With the advances in technology, machines that were increasingly working alongside humans, or for humans, have come a long way and have started working on their own. Thus, the way, we the humans live and do things today and the coming tomorrow is changing fundamentally.

Artificial Intelligence driven automation has begun to transform entities across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA). However, the real question is whether we the humans are ready and prepared for the fundamental transformation brought on by artificial intelligence -and whether the fundamental transformation makes social and economic sense.

To understand whether Artificial Intelligence, Robots and Robotics bring positive benefits requires structured evaluation. When we evaluate AI based Robots, we are already witnessing companion robots for elderly care, service robots for personal and domestic use, and many more categories that seem to be on the way.

While there are reports that have shown that robots can have a very positive impact on elderly care, there are also many reports that forecast large number of human jobs becoming obsolete.  Even as some studies are already under way to understand the effects of artificial intelligence on human society in general; its effects on the economy, industries, businesses, security, war and peace needs to be properly evaluated.

As Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and technological progress will likely redefine the meaning and nature of not only human species but humanity and human age, it brings us many more questions than we have answers today. This is a cause of great concern.

While the ability to create autonomous intelligent robots with perception, cognition, and action, able to coexist with humans can be viewed as the ultimate and most challenging goal of artificial intelligence, it is important to understand its societal impact on individuals and entities across nations: its governments, industries, organizations, academia (NGIOA).

Time is now to talk about Societal Impact of Robotics and Robots!

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About the Guest

Joanne Pransky,is a Robotics Industry Ambassador and World’s First Robotic Psychiatrist.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

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About Risk Group
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