To help them or monitor them? Google unveils a robot that it says is to serve its employees

To help them or monitor them? Google unveils a robot that it says is to serve its employees  Alphabet's Google has made bots available to its employees to help them easily fetch soft drinks and chips from the break room, according to a report published by Reuters.  The company combined the eyes and arms of physical robots with the knowledge and conversational skills of virtual chat programs to power this "robot waiter," a number of which were shown to reporters last week.  The move is a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that makes it easier to control multi-purpose robots, which perform individual, organized tasks such as vacuuming or standing guard.  Google's bots are not ready for sale, they are still in the process of doing some simple work, but the company says that its bots are "evolving well and responsibly".  Vincent Vanhoek, Google's senior director of bot research, said developers need some time before they can truly "understand the direct impact of these bots on business".  He adds that developers have noticed that these bots naturally interpret spoken commands, balance possible actions with their capabilities and plan small steps to fulfill the demand.  Google confirms that it is working on artificial intelligence that is used as a basis for chatbot technology or virtual assistants, but it has not been applied on a large scale to bots before, and that the success rate of the bots’ response has increased from 61% to 74%.  These robots are being designed by Everyday Robots, which for now will be limited to serving snacks to employees, but some fear that they will turn into machines to monitor employees.

Alphabet's Google has made bots available to its employees to help them easily fetch soft drinks and chips from the break room, according to a report published by Reuters.

The company combined the eyes and arms of physical robots with the knowledge and conversational skills of virtual chat programs to power this "robot waiter," a number of which were shown to reporters last week.

The move is a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that makes it easier to control multi-purpose robots, which perform individual, organized tasks such as vacuuming or standing guard.

Google's bots are not ready for sale, they are still in the process of doing some simple work, but the company says that its bots are "evolving well and responsibly".

Vincent Vanhoek, Google's senior director of bot research, said developers need some time before they can truly "understand the direct impact of these bots on business".

He adds that developers have noticed that these bots naturally interpret spoken commands, balance possible actions with their capabilities and plan small steps to fulfill the demand.

Google confirms that it is working on artificial intelligence that is used as a basis for chatbot technology or virtual assistants, but it has not been applied on a large scale to bots before, and that the success rate of the bots’ response has increased from 61% to 74%.

These robots are being designed by Everyday Robots, which for now will be limited to serving snacks to employees, but some fear that they will turn into machines to monitor employees.
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