• Question: Do you think that in the future there will be robotic domestic animals that have the mental capacity to act in a parallel way to real domestic animals ?

    Asked by awatkin685 to Andy, Fi, Mousumi, Steve on 29 Jan 2015.
    • Photo: Andy Hearn

      Andy Hearn answered on 29 Jan 2015:

      Definitely. It is a matter of “when”.

      Advances in software, processors, and Artificial Intelligence will only mean that we will have robots and automations that are behaviourally identical to some pets.

      I think the only stumbling block is the “learning” bit. So once that’s worked out, anything goes! There will be more new laws in place to deal with intelligent robots that are capable of learning like the next human… 😮