AI & Robots – 9 Most Shocking Future Predictions


Robotic and AI technologies are rapidly evolving and increasing their control on our lives. That’s why Nexter decided to gather most impressive experts’ predictions about future development and influence of robots and AI.

1. Robotics to Become Bigger than the Internet.

Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert:

“I happen to believe that robotics will be bigger than the Internet. The Internet lets every person reach out and touch all the information in the world. But robotics lets you reach out and touch and manipulate all the stuff in the world — and so it is not just restricted to information, it is everything”.


Source: Boston Dynamics

2. Be Aware – Robots are Dangerous and Better than Us

Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk:

“robots will be able to do everything better than us. I am not sure exactly what to do about this. This is really the scariest problem to me, I will tell you.”

“I have exposure to the most cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned by it,” Musk said.


Source: Shutterstock | Tatiana Shepeleva

3. Robo-Love

Ian Pearson, Doctor of Science with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, futurist:

“People will fall in love with a robot even if it doesn’t behave exactly like a human being. We see the evidence of that when people watch science fiction. If somebody sits down and watches Star Wars for example, they form a bond with C-3P0 and R2-D2, and when they get trashed they feel upset. They’re very obviously machines, but they still form a bond.”


Source: Universal Pictures

4.  VR-addiction

Ian Pearson:

“You can live long periods in it, and I think some people will spend a lot of in virtual reality worlds, if they’re any good,” he says.

Some people will prefer it to real life because they can control what they do better, and they can live like a king or a queen in virtual reality, whereas in real life they live in a horrible flat in the middle of London which is damp and ugly.”


Source: Tested/YouTube

5. Robot as a Service

Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, Research Director:

By 2019, 30% of commercial service robotic applications will be in the form of a “Robot as a Service” business model, reducing costs for robot deployment.



6. Growth Outside Factory

Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, Research Director:

By 2019, 35% of leading organizations in logistics, health, utilities, and resources will explore the use of robots to automate operations.


7. AI to Control Everything

Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google:

Self-driving cars seem very likely by 2025. Natural language processing will lead to conversational interactions with computer-based systems. Google search is likely to become a dialog rather than a client-server interaction. The Internet of Things will be well under way by this and interaction with and among a wide range of appliances is predictable. Third party services to manage many of these devices will also be common.”


8. Future Invaders

Stowe Boyd, lead researcher for GigaOM Research:

“Pizzas will not be delivered by teenagers hoping for a tip. Food will be raised by robotic vehicles, even in small plot urban farms that will become the norm, since so many people will have lost their jobs to ‘bots. Your X-rays will be reviewed by a battery of Watson-grade AIs, and humans will only be pulled in when the machines disagree. Robotic sex partners will be a commonplace, although the source of scorn and division, the way that critics today bemoan selfies as an indicator of all that’s wrong with the world.”


Source: Sheng Li/Reuters

9. Everything Will Be Automated

Nilofer Merchant, author of a book on new forms of advantage:

“Let me put it this way: my son, who is 10, doesn’t think he needs to learn to drive or do grocery shopping because he says he’ll just click something to arrive. All the fundamentals of life can and will be automated, from driving to grocery shopping. Chores effectively disappear in terms of consumption.”



Source: Pixar

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