Through the Swedish company 1X, OpenAI continues to develop its artificial intelligence system. NEO and EVE, robots designed to perform everyday tasks, could be launched as early as this summer. The company aims to benefit seniors and improve their quality of life.
NEO and EVE are the names of humanoid robots developed by a company funded by OpenAI. Both of these technologies are equipped with the artificial intelligence created by the creators of ChatGPT. The company’s strategy is to deploy these robots in senior residences within the next five to ten years. The objective is to ease the daily lives of elderly individuals and, consequently, the lives of staff members.
Currently in the development stage, the robot still requires human control to carry out its tasks. However, EVE and NEO are already capable of impressive feats. They can open doors, windows, and manipulate objects. In some promotional videos released by 1X, the robot can be seen organizing items in a cardboard box and then placing it in a designated area of the room. In addition to these actions, EVE has a face equipped with LEDs that allow it to express reactions, similar to a human being. The designers plan to incorporate a means of communication through the robot so that operators can interact with the seniors’ surroundings. Similar to ChatGPT, EVE learns from its mistakes over time to provide a higher quality service.
Artificial Intelligence and Seniors : Promising Future Prospects
Despite some hesitations from a certain segment of the population, AI offers numerous perspectives. OpenAI is not the only company to believe in the future of humanoid robots. Elon Musk, the creator of Tesla, recently unveiled Optimus, a robot described as “friendly” by its creator. Business leaders have a positive perception of robot usage, with many entrepreneurs praising their efficiency and productivity.
However, many experts in the technology sector are raising concerns about the growing influence of this innovation. The first aspect highlighted is the potential displacement of certain jobs. Homecare, and soon even healthcare professions, may be at risk of disappearing to make way for robots. Furthermore, it is crucial to ensure human presence in the deployment of these technologies. Despite the intelligence of these machines, vigilance must be maintained as robots can still make mistakes and/or act in a dangerous manner.
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