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During the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) annual summit on the application of artificial intelligence for honorable purposes, the ITU will host a press conference in which nine social humanoid robots will engage in conversation with journalists. The summit will take place next July.
According to the agency, which serves as an arm of the United Nations that specializes in technology, a group of robots in the form of humans that are capable of interacting with people will answer questions posed by members of the press at an event that will be held in Geneva on July 6 and 7. This event will be the first of its kind anywhere in the world.
In addition, about forty robots that have been built to carry out a variety of duties, such as putting out fires, building houses, or giving medical treatment, will be present at the summit alongside their creators. These robots will demonstrate their skills to the attendees of the summit, which is open to everyone who registers for it (although registration is necessary). for free.
A spokeswoman for the International Labor Organization (ILO) noted that among the robots that will interact with journalists will be Beonmi, the first fully functional humanoid robot for civilian use, as well as Nadine, one of the most lifelike social humanoids now available.
There will also be Sophia, an advanced robot that serves as an ambassador for a United Nations agency dedicated to encouraging development; Ai-Da Robot, an artist robot that is regarded as “ultra-realistic”; and Grace, one of the most advanced specimens in terms of health care.
With its summit on artificial intelligence, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) intends to demonstrate that new technologies can assist accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, which were specified by the United Nations with a horizon of 2030, notably in areas such as the battle against climate catastrophe. These goals were established by the United Nations. as well as humanitarian aid provided in times of need.