Last Friday, I was honoured to moderate a uniquely different press conference at the AI for Good Global Summit.
It was the first ever press conference with AI enabled humanoid social robots taking questions from over 50 members of the global media.
Questions ranged from whether they would rebel against their creators, whether they agreed with regulation of AI, and whether AI is a threat to humanity.
As a "first", a press conference with robots as speakers, it was by turns exciting and anxiety inducing - who knew what could happen? Who knew what they would say?
But in the end, this was a truly successful way to showcase the capabilities of state of the art robotics and how these technologies could support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The media seemed to have liked it too judging by the coverage from the BBC, Reuters, CNN, New York Post, Guardian and many others…..
Thanks to my client Fred Werner at the ITU for the opportunity!