The Rise of Robo Sapiens
There are a few sessions at this yearâ€™s World Economic Forum that discuss the future but the fully-subscribed session on â€śThe Rise of Robo Sapiensâ€ť on Saturday gives a glimpse on how artificial intelligence is reshaping our lives.
Panelist of that session, Gil Weinberg, professor of music technology at Georgia Institute of Technology, is here to present his project on â€śShimonâ€ť â€“ a $100,000 robot that â€ślistens like human being but improvises like a machineâ€ť.
â€śThe robot can play classical or jazz or whatever. It will push music forwardâ€ť, Weinberg told Reuters.
Why is a robotic musician relevant to the worldâ€™s CEOs and politicians attending Davos?
â€śWe have more machines and new technologies and itâ€™s important humans and machines both interact,â€ť he says.