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Robo Cops?

Say it ain't so.

Dubai police have announced the implementation of their robotic and "smart" police force.

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Dubai Police plans use of robots and artificial intelligence by 2020

The first smart police station won't require employees, as authorities in Dubai will launch several forms of smart mechanisms run by artificial intelligence.

Their prototype robot officer was showcased at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) in 2016. The robot was produced by IBM's supercomputer, Watson, and is able to roll freely and interact (as one would expect is necessary).

One has to wonder how long before such programs are suggested in other jurisdictions. Will labor laws prevent this, delay, or require new laws? Will the savings gained from no work force allow funding of expensive manufacturing, maintenance, and powering of these devices?

how do you feel about an already progressively dehumanized world where no human answers a phone in customer service...or if so, is not located in your country?


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