I vs Robot
The Daily Post asked: Will machines be smarter than humans?
I sure hope so. I think most of them already are. Why would we have a machine if it wasn’t better than us?
Trains, planes, automobiles, bikes, rickshaws, skateboards, pogo-sticks…. all have their plusses…
Computers have staggering memory, recall, neatness and organisation – unless their users project chaos onto them.
Machines are better at maths, spelling (apart from foisting American spellings on me!), digging, driving and building. They are more precise at grabbing and folding and moulding and labelling.
In any kind of academic or practical contest, machines win every time… not sure about “art” though…
But we like to think we have emotional intelligence that cannot be replicated in robotic form. We like to think we have got common sense.
And what good do these qualities do us?
Emotions and “common sense” have lead us to war, pollution, hatred, violence and poverty. And we are not collectively smart enough to put things right. And no machine can solve these problems.