Common Misconceptions About Robots and Artificial Intelligence | Mental Floss


If you’ve been worried that your robot vacuum may become alive and start attacking your dog—or even take over the world—don’t fret. The machine is, in fact, a robot. But it’s only been designed to do one thing: maintain your surfaces clean and possibly avoid tripping down the stairs in the process. Artificial intelligence, on the other hand, has not been provided. So, what’s the distinction between robots and artificial intelligence? Robotics and artificial intelligence, according to Mental Floss host Justin Dodd, are not the same thing. Robotics is the study and design of machines capable of performing tasks. Artificial intelligence, on the other hand, is widely used in the development of systems that are endowed with human-like cognitive processes. 



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