Professor Belli | Fall 2022 | City Tech

Author: Brandon Rivera (Page 1 of 2)

Unit 1 & 2: Revisions

Unit 1: In my opinion Unit 1 does not need to be fully revised which is something I am struggling with, as it was an education narrative that is based on something in life that made me interested in the education field I am currently in. I will go over it again a couple of times and add more context to certain details that lead to one another such as the timeline in between each surgery that leads to me wanting the education path I want. Also, I will slow down the pace as I feel that the chronological order goes by too fast for the reader to fully grasp what my narrative is about. In addition, I also will shorten my Unit 1 writing length as it is way too long of length.

Unit 2: With unit 2 I have started to plan out minor revisions to the quotes that I used and the way that I introduce them to the reader. I noticed that the way I implement the quotes sounds like they are in your face and don’t give you enough time to process what you are reading. I will also take into consideration what my peers have mentioned to me that can be improved upon for both units 1 & 2.

The Speech of Robots: My progress so far.

I have written my progress in a word doc as it makes it easier for me to edit and rewrite my informative speech the way I feel needed. I have inserted a visual from the mammoth .docx converter of my current outline and plans for the project and how I feel about the way it’s going.

Brandon Rivera 11/14/22

The Speech of Robots: Progress and Plan/Outline

Goals, Plans, and Expectation:

My goal for this project is to write a well-developed informative speech for younger generations in order to see how robots can affect our future in the work field. I have written my outline here in a Word doc as it makes it easier for me to edit and write my thoughts out. I overall feel very confident I can give a well-developed speech by the deadline with all the information needed. I do think having the information that does not bore my reader will be difficult, but I know that I can find a way to either shorten it or find something else that fits with the topic. As this is also a new genre that I am writing in I am getting used to something outside my comfort zone.

Intro: Introduce topic , I have my introduction about fully done. I want to incorporate a story when I was a child.

Example: But as I grew older, I have come to the realization that robots are becoming not only better than humans but also adapting far quicker than us. Or are they? Robots without a doubt are becoming something that we might have to worry about in the future. It is stated by many experts that indeed it is something to worry about. “When will robots take our jobs?” by Captain, Sean he mentions “A 2020 World Economic Forum report predicted that robotics and automation would displace 85 million jobs globally in the coming five years” This is important to keep in mind because 5 years may seem like a while to go but in terms of development of robots it has just enough time to gather enough data to roll out generation 1 of a robot project. Also, a blog from unknown author from the company Saviom mentions “Even if the change is not imminent right now, industry experts such as Fortune have stated that “robots will replace 40% of jobs in the next 15 years”….

Paragraph 1: Importance of why losing 40% jobs is bad for us and what robots are capable of doing.

Example: But as I grew older, I have come to the realization that robots are becoming not only better than humans but also adapting far quicker than us. Or are they? Robots without a doubt are becoming something that we might have to worry about in the future. It is stated by many experts that indeed it is something to worry about. “When will robots take our jobs?” by Captain, Sean he mentions “A 2020 World Economic Forum report predicted that robotics and automation would displace 85 million jobs globally in the coming five years”…

Paragraph 2: As of now I do not have much written down for this sections of the speech. I want to mention and write how robots look facially like us and why they show programmed emotion. I will start paragraph 2 as follows:

Example: Something to consider about these robots is their striking similarity to us humans and their face structure…

Paragraph 3: Nothing as of now.

Conclusion: I want to write my reasoning behind why I even started with this speech. I want to include my personal feelings about robots and why I think our future generation needs to prevent jobs from being taken away.

Example: In order to wrap things up here the main reason this speech is brought to you is mainly because of Elon Musk and his most recent AI day event. He revealed his Tesla bot in which he specifically mentioned how its main purpose was to design a robot to target boring, tedious tasks.

Proposal To Unit 3: Informative Speech

What I want to teach my audience is the importance of Robots and how their improvements over time can lead to them being able to take over jobs. I will mainly focus on the main jobs that robots could end up targeting because it mainly leads to jobs for unskilled workers. In doing so I will not only inform people about robots I will also inform whoever reads this about future steps that they can take. So that leaves the question as to who my target audience is. My target audience will focus on the millennial age range because they are the most at risk of losing their jobs in the future.  

Knowing who my target audience will be in the genre I am going to aim for is most likely an informative speech. Doing an informative speech allows me to condense all the information that I did from Unit 2 into a much more compact and straight-to-the-point way.  The way I plan to do this moving forward is by revisiting the Unit 2 information I researched and condensing all 3 of my data into something that is easy to read and follow because no one wants to read a long essay that will most likely lose people’s interest after reading 1 page. The only thing I am worried about is how I mentioned I will shorten all my information into a shorter and less tedious reading. 

Writing To My Audience with Stedman’s Help.

Part1: Thoughts about reading Stedman’s article.

As for an overall concept of how to use quotes in writing and how to introduce them in your writing, I did not learn much. The thing that I did learn and like was the use of traffic and car signals as an analogy for Stedman to get his point across about using quotes. Turn signals in cars allow the people in the back to know what comes next when driving such as turning left or right. The usage of quotes is the writer’s turn signal. The way you introduce a quote and the lead-up to the quote tells the reader enough information that tells them that a quote is coming and that you know how to introduce a quote without it appearing from thin air. Something I also found interesting was how common the mistake occurs where the writer simply introduces quotes without anything prior to it. Stedman points out this issue in Armadillo Roadkill stating “Sadly, a poorly introduced quotation can lead readers to a similar exclamation: It just came out of nowhere!” Overall, this was a good read and I will focus on not making the mistakes that Stedman points out and continue to improve my own writing.  

Part 2: Writing to my audience

There is no doubt that robots are getting better and smarter. But what happens when robots go from doing flips at Disney world and simple everyday tasks to one day being able to do jobs that are much more advanced such as surgeries? Now that is a future we could be heading towards. When we talk about robots being able to do this one day it can be looked at as fear-mongering and that is not what I am trying to do. I am mainly focused on providing information to you the reader about what is to come from robots in the future in the work field and the future of how we interact with robots. When we focus on the work aspect of robots, we are left wondering what their purpose will be. Computer expert, entertainer, and YouTuber Muta from channel SomeOrdinaryGamers touches on this topic in a recent video titled “Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot Doesn’t Impress Me…” He mentions that the production of robots at the moment is very expensive as demand for robots is only specific to certain companies and people. But states “When this robot does get more advanced, and the mass production gets cheaper… it is going to be there to kick people out of jobs or force them to do something else” With this statement, it is clear that robots will have the potential to kick people out of jobs and make them learn something new. 

Concluding: The Research of Robots.

Since I began doing research about robots and their future in the work field, I found it surprisingly difficult to find information about this topic. A funny way that this all came together started from one of my sources that I included in my piece that being from Youtuber SomeOrdinaryGamers and his view on the new Tesla bot and its purpose. After this video, the information that I did end up finding helped me out a ton because it came from people and writers who all feel the same way that I do about robots. They all agree that robots taking our jobs is inevitable and we must find a way to outsmart them by learning new skills because robots are playing catch up to us. The thing that surprised me throughout my research was the fact that robots are expensive considering their purpose and how much they do better. The production of robots is extremely slow and the main reason for this is that there is not much demand for robots, there are only a few people and companies that need robots like Spot from Boston Dynamics. Another thing that surprised me about my research was learning how much learning there is for AI and machine learning and how it still is not at its full potential in adapting.  

The reason why this is important is that when AI and machine learning become increasingly smart, they can depend on themselves, no longer needing the assistance of roboticists. In addition, robots are easy to replace in the work field, and this matters because it can overall become cheaper for companies to just buy robots for less money than paying a worker the same amount for a long period of time. With this information, I hope that people who care about not losing their jobs, especially jobs that are considered “unskilled labor” should read into this research more because it will one day happen, and we can prevent it from being any worse than it is looking like it will be. Also, I think big-name companies such as Amazon and Google including smaller named companies/factories can benefit from this research in learning that workers need their jobs and robots cannot take that away from them. Instead, robots should be focused on becoming 1-to-1 assistants and not something that fully takes over. For example, the da Vinci Surgical System is a great example of something that went from skepticism to standard of care and now is the best robot for surgeries and surgeons still exists. 

Source Entry #3: Robots And Their Future in The Work Field.

1: Bibliographic entry:

“Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot Doesn’t Impress Me…” YouTube, uploaded by SomeOrdinaryGamers, Oct 2, 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTTKBNLuPqQ

2: Summary and representative quotes:

Since this topic is focused on robots taking over our jobs in the future, we must ask ourselves which jobs? And that question is hard to fully answer with surety because they range from unskilled labor to jobs that are considered easy such as receptionist and librarian, to human-assisted robots such as the da Vinci Surgical System. When we see robots doing simple tasks such as lifting objects and struggling to walk around, we don’t pay much attention to them. But what happens when robots become more durable, smarter, and stronger? will it then become something we would worry about? Computer and Tech Youtuber Muta from the YouTube channel SomeOrdinaryGamers state “When this robot does get more advanced and the mass production gets cheaper… it is going to be there to kick people out of jobs or force them to do something else” “Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot Doesn’t Impress Me…” YouTube, uploaded by SomeOrdinaryGamers. To this I fully agree with, mass production now is not very high, but that does not mean that we are safe from robots for a long time. The issue that is stopping mass production from happening is the cost and the amount of time it takes to research and develops fully functional robots for the consumer market. Robots are at the stage of still being developed with information from smaller, less time-consuming robots in terms of producing and building them such as the Roomba, Sony Aibo, and Amazon Astro. These robots are what help collect data on how and improve the robot’s AI and machine learning capabilities such as adapting to many household places and moving around with everyday tasks. 

As the video progress Muta brings up a point that I agree with, and that is what his thoughts on the purpose of these robots are. Muta says that they are being built in order to get rid of unskilled labor. Quoting “I think why they’re designing this robot is to get rid of unskilled laborers, to be honest with you… If you look at 20 grand and then you look at the yearly salary for an unskilled laborer if you pay 20 thousand once you can get rid of all unskilled labor.” If this happens this could force many people out of jobs, making them either find something else or forcing to go back to learning. And for 20 thousand dollars, it certainly is an impressive robot to have, especially when everything else on the market is expensive. This is why the main reason Tesla robot for example does not look or feel very advanced compared to a company like Boston Dynamics. 

3: Reflection and rhetorical analysis:

In this video Youtuber, SomeOrdinaryGamers goes over the Tesla robot that was revealed about 2 weeks ago in a video titled “Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot Doesn’t Impress Me…” Some may read that and say that it’s an opinion. But it does not take someone who knows robots to look at the Tesla bot and other companies such as Boston Dynamics, Honda, and students at Purdue university and state that they have much better AI and smoother robot inputs compared to the Tesla Robot. Honda in comparison uses more actuators and gyroscopic movement to make these smooth movements. But why is that? Why is the Tesla robot to the human eye seem less advanced? When we look at the price of the Tesla robot it then becomes more understandable. The Tesla robot is surprisingly only 20 thousand dollars which for a business such as robotics is nearly nothing. For example, Boston Dynamics has a robot that goes by the name Spot which costs about $74,500, it is a robot dog that is designed to specifically do risky jobs such as going to construction areas that are not fully secure. But no one is buying that other than large companies, but what about smaller companies? Well, their robot of choice is the Tesla bot. When mass production starts to increase and the robot gets more intelligent, it can easily replace a human. But overall, the Tesla bot in its current form needs more improvements and is playing catch up to us. 
 
I found that the main target audience of this YouTube video aims at us the reader and large and small companies that can buy a robot once and get rid of workers. I found that the rhetorical uses of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos are to get Muta’s point across. He mentions that robots are designed to be replaceable, and humans are not. He also mentions that a yearly salary of $20,000 is more expensive than making a one-time payment for a robot such as the Tesla bot for the same price to do a far better job. And this is an issue because it will leave many without a job getting rid of unskilled labor. But of course, that will take time in order to reduce the prices of the robots and make mass production higher. During this time while robots play catch up, we can learn new skills that overall will take a much longer time for robots to produce.

 4: Quotables:

“When this robot does get more advanced and the mass production gets cheaper… it is going to be there to kick people out of jobs or force them to do something else” This is an important and thought-provoking quote as it makes me think about what life will be like when robots do take over our jobs. Some of us will have to adapt and find new jobs and others will be left without jobs simply because a robot does it better.

Source Entry 2: Robots And Their Future In The Field.

1: Bibliographic entry

Afshar, Vala @ValaAfshar “The robot wakes up and takes a deep breath – imagine this technology in 10 years” Twitter, Oct 15, 2022, https://twitter.com/ValaAfshar/status/1581179800869228545

2: Summary and representative quotes

During my free time, I was browsing social media, and in doing so I came across a video on Twitter of a robot “waking up” and the first thing I noticed is how human-like the face was. Not only did I stop and watch the video about 10 times because each time I noticed something new. In the background of the video, we see another one that looks just like the one that “woke up” standing there looking around at the programmer and the other robot. The Twitter video comes from user @ValaAfshar with the title “The robot wakes up and takes a deep breath – imagine this technology in 10 years” The expression that the robot shows would easily confuse someone at first glance as a real human. Something that we humans notice first is the eyes and the robot in the video has the most detailed face and eyes for a robot giving the expression that it is “feeling something”. But if the robot was really “feeling something” The description of the video was titled “robot wakes up and takes a deep breath” Of course, they are programmed to make that expression and move their face in that way, but this also brings up another question on why we as humans go the length of making human-like features on robots look so uncanny to us. 

The depiction of fictional robots has been human-like robots from movies to television for a very long time, From I, Robot to Finch. And this depiction has been stuck in our imagination of artificial life forms. Roboticists have been developing robots to not only look more humanlike but also with humanlike sensory, movements, and program. More humanoid robots are doing tasks from risky industrial jobs to everyday service jobs. They are engineered to work during any environmental condition and overall be better than humans because they do not get tired but also can be easily replaced. This leaves many people threatened that robots will take over our jobs and are also very uncomfortable with their human features. A comment from the Twitter user @BoarPesky mentions that “Perhaps we’re trying to eliminate what we consider to be our flaws, but can our mind really even understand the wisdom of our own limits?” It is a very high chance that it could be true, we as humans like to find flaws within ourselves, and being able to create something that in theory could never have a flaw if we develop it, could mean we have the “perfect human.” 

3: Reflection and rhetorical analysis

As mentioned the video shows an uncanny similarity to humans. And it got me thinking about how we might refer to robots in the future. Would we relate to them? Could we relate to them? Would we refer to them as better than us? making them a higher priority and taking our jobs. Relating to robots would be difficult but as time goes on, we could end up living with robots such as in the movie I, Robot. The movie, although Science fiction slowly is becoming a reality, and it’s scary to think that it will be. So, what will be the purpose of these robots if we live alongside them? The main audience I know can benefit from these human-like robots are hospitals. Robots can be used to assist patients who have contagious diseases to get their medicine to them without risking the nurses from getting the disease. But another assistance that these robots can be used for is physical therapy. I know of a machine that assists patients who need assistance with walking called the Lokomat. Although not a robot it still uses the information to best assist the patient with the best possible therapy. 
 
During my analysis, I noticed the use of pathos and logos in this video. But was it intentional? The video shows a robot that is human-like “waking up” this appeals to the pathos rhetoric as it produces an emotion of uncanny and uneasiness. The face robot has so many facial expressions that it could be an indication that we might have to live with seeing them outside. Which begs the question if we will in the future refer to robots as equals. Or a piece of machinery? Some in the comments mention that the robot was programmed to do that expression and others question the ability of robots in the next 25 years. May seem like a long time but, time flies fast in a field where improvements are done almost every day. User @SimonGeng1 mentions something that aligns with logos rhetoric stating “Anyone else finds this terrifying and fascinating? Like, imagine what society will be like in 25 years with all these machines running the world. We might even see a breakdown of classes, no middle class just the haves and have-nots. The upper class controlling everything” This is a convincing point as it also makes me wonder if robots become more intelligent and if will there even be a class system in the future. Will it be humankind and robots only?  

4: Quotables

A quotable that I find truly mind-opening and is also something that I find interesting. Twitter user @BoarPesky writes “Perhaps we’re trying to eliminate what we consider to be our flaws, but can our mind really even understand the wisdom of our own limits? They’re the result of millions of years of evolution, after all, and this is moving so fast” Phycologicaly, this makes sense we as humans tend to judge people on their imperfections. Thus when roboticists make these robots they unintentionally might make them “perfect” based on their own bias. All in all I’m interested to see how robots will look and function within the next 10 years.


 

Entry source 1:AI and Robots in the Future. (Updated and Revised).

Updated: 10/26/22

1: Bibliographic entry

Captain, Sean “When will robots take our jobs?”, Fast Company, 2022, https://www.fastcompany.com/90742061/when-will-robots-take-our-jobs

2: Summary and representative quotes

When we talk about robots we like to focus on the more simple and not “fully developed” robots. The robots in the talk are for example the Roomba cleaning robots, Amazon’s Astro, and Sony’s Aibo dog robot. But what happens when robots are designed to be made robust and do tasks that are risky and otherwise better than humans? Well, writer Sean Captain goes into detail about this by stating.” Robots always start with the most mundane tasks. But as technology evolves, even roles that require a fair amount of human dexterity and judgment are falling under that definition”. Some jobs, for example, are cashiers, they soon could lose their jobs, we already have self-checkouts in place, and they became more popular due to the COVID pandemic we are still currently facing. Robots don’t have one specific design they can be anything that has any sort of computer intelligence.  Captain, Sean writer of “When will robots take our jobs?” states another example of a very important job robots are good enough to have, that being farmer. Captain, Sean writes “In agriculture, robots are not only plowing fields but can now recognize weeds and zap them with lasers.” Making jobs for farmers easier with the assistance of robots is not an issue.  

Then why is this important? You may ask, robots and more specifically their AI will learn to adapt to tasks. Then robot companies will make a robot designed to do that one specific task and will later slowly leave farmers without a job. Another issue with robots is the fact they are easy to replace if they get damaged. You can’t obviously do that with humans. The only thing holding robots back from being mass-produced is their massive cost. But this is not stopping “economic, demographic, and cultural forces to push demand for labor-saving robotics at the same time that burgeoning AI technology is making radically smarter machines possible.” Captain writes. In addition, we can expect this to happen within the next few years, maybe even decades, but this does not mean we should ignore it. When the time comes when robots do take over our jobs, we have to ask ourselves, “why did we let it happen?” and not do something to prevent it or at least try to live alongside robots. As a final note to what I mentioned Captain also writes “The 5, 10, or more years it takes for robots to catch up in both capability and numbers offer time for the current and next generation of workers to learn more advanced skills beyond what machines can do” And I agree, robots have to play catch up to us and we have to take advantage of this and learn new skills that will benefit us in the future. 

3: Reflection and rhetorical analysis

After reading “When will robots take our jobs?” I noticed that most of the jobs that are being targeted are redundant and time-consuming jobs. One of the examples given was titled “Robo truckers” and they mention that the downside of the job is where automation will shine. “Robots always start with the most mundane tasks… Several well-funded companies, including Aurora, Plus, TuSimple, and Google sister company Waymo, are testing automated driving systems.” While I do agree with his statements, he did forget about the main company that I have mentioned, which is Tesla, which is developing a Tesla Semi Truck and will without a doubt have a self-driving mode just like their cars. But this sounds too good to be true. In order to use Tesla’s self-driving mode, you need to keep your hands on the wheel and in doing so, you still need to have a person driving. The main importance for this is because it will reduce the chances of getting into an accident. But the best news of all is it still leaves workers with a job, and for safety reasons, there will not be fully self-driven cars and trucks on the road anytime soon.

 
When reading this article, I also noticed the use of Ethos and Logos in their way of getting the reader to get a deeper understanding of AI and robots. Using the information and research about AI we see how intelligent it is getting, humans will not be able to compete. But as for right now we for sure and learn and adapt to new skills before robots and AI arrive, making it so robots have to play catch up to us. Ethos comes with the fact that robots are going to become a much more common thing in the future. For example, Amazon has its Astro house robot, and Roomba is a cleaning robot. The main purpose is to be able to gather data in order to improve AI and machine learning to be able to implement it in other products that may be in production for the future. In addition, robots and AI also have a split audience. We have people who are tech savvy and companies who can benefit with robots that can help speed up production in the factory for faster production. Then there is the side of people who would much rather not have robots and do their jobs themselves physically than have a no live robot do it for them. 

4: Quotables

For a quotable is fully agree with ” Robots always start with the most mundane tasks. But as technology evolves, even roles that require a fair amount of human dexterity and judgment are falling under that definition.” Captain, Sean “When will robots take our jobs?” The main reason I agree with this is that robots are something that takes a huge time to develop, a company that goes by the name of Boston Dynamics has been developing robots for nearly 30 years. Only recently they have grown in population due to a robot dog they made called Spot. Spot has been used in construction work where it might be too risky or dangerous for humans to go underground.

OLD/ misinterpreted assignment work

1: Bibliographic entry

Captain, Sean “When will robots take our jobs?”, Fast Company, 2022, https://www.fastcompany.com/90742061/when-will-robots-take-our-jobs

Afshar, Vala @ValaAfshar “The robot wakes up and takes a deep breath – imagine this technology in 10 years” Twitter, Oct 15, 2022, https://twitter.com/ValaAfshar/status/1581179800869228545

“Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot Doesn’t Impress Me…” YouTube, uploaded by SomeOrdinaryGamers, Oct 2, 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTTKBNLuPqQ

Saviom “12 jobs that robots (AI) will replace in the future”, Oct 5, 2021

2: Summary and representative quotes

  • When we talk about robots we like to focus on the more simple and not “fully developed” robots. The robots in the talk are Roomba cleaning robots, Amazon’s Astro, and Sony’s Aibo dog robot. But what happens when robots are designed to be made robust and do tasks that are risky and otherwise better than humans? Well, writer Sean Captain goes into detail about this by stating. ” Robots always start with the most mundane tasks. But as technology evolves, even roles that require a fair amount of human dexterity and judgment are falling under that definition.” Captain, Sean “When will robots take our jobs?” Robots are easy to replace if they get damaged the only thing holding robots back from being mass-produced is cost.
  • While doing my research I came across a video on Twitter of a robot “waking up” and the first thing I noticed is how human the face looked like. The expression that the robot shows would easily confuse someone if the robot was really “feeling something” The description of the video was titled “robot wakes up and takes a deep breath” Of course, they are programmed to make that expression and move their face in that way, but this also brings up another question on why we as humans go the length of making human-like features on robots look so uncanny to us.
  • Since this topic is focused on robots taking over our jobs in the future we have to ask ourselves which jobs? And that question is hard to fully answer because they range from unskilled labor to jobs that are considered easy such as receptionist and librarian, to human-assisted robots such as da Vinci Surgical System. An article from Saviom states that “industry experts such as Fortune have stated that “robots will replace 40% of jobs in the next 15 years”. Saviom “12 jobs that robots (AI) will replace in the future” Robots have no limit to when how helpful they are going to be.
  • When we see robots doing simple tasks such as lifting objects and struggling to walk around we don’t pay much attention to them. But when robots are more durable, smarter, and stronger it will then become something we would worry about then. Tech Youtuber and entertainer states “When this robot does get more advanced and the mass production gets more cheaper… it is going to be there to kick people out of jobs or force them to do something else” “Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot Doesn’t Impress Me…” YouTube, uploaded by SomeOrdinaryGamers. To this I agree, I think when mass production begins we will have to deal with either adapting to robots or allowing them to take over jobs.

3: Reflection and rhetorical analysis

  • After reading “When will robots take our jobs?” I noticed that most of the jobs that are being targeted are redundant and time-consuming jobs. One of the examples given was titled “Robo truckers” and they mention that the downside of the job is where automation will shine. “Robots always start with the most mundane tasks… Several well-funded companies, including Aurora, Plus, TuSimple, and Google sister company Waymo, are testing automated driving systems. ” When reading this I agree with his statements but he did forget about the main company that I have mentioned which is Tesla which is developing a Tesla Semi Truck and will without a doubt have a self-driving mode just like their cars.

    When reading this article I also notice the use of Ethos and Logos in his way of getting us the reader to get a deeper understanding of AI and robots. Using the information and research about AI we see how intelligent it is getting, humans will not be able to compete. Ethos comes with the fact that robots are going to become a much more common thing. For example, Amazon has its Astro house robot, and Roomba is a cleaning robot. The main purpose is to be able to gather data in order to improve AI and machine learning to be able to implement it in other products that may come in the future.
  • While I was doing my research I like to browse Twitter and I came across this video titled “robot wakes up and takes a deep breath” The video shows an uncanny similarity to humans. And it got me thinking about how we might refer to robots in the future. Would we relate to them? Could we relate with them? Would we refer to them as better than us making them a higher priority and taking our jobs?

    Although the use of pathos and logos in this video was unintentional it does show that robots are becoming more human-like and makes us wonder if we will in the future refer to robots as equals. Or a piece of machinery? Some in the comments mention that the robot was programmed to do that expression and others question the ability of robots in the next 25 years. May seem like a long time but, time flies fast in a field where improvements are done almost every day.
  • In this video Youtuber, SomeOrdinaryGamers goes over the Tesla robot that was revealed about 2 weeks ago in video titled “Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot Doesn’t Impress Me…” Some may read that and say that it’s an opinion. But it does not take someone who knows robots to look at the Tesla bot and other companies such as Boston Dynamics, Honda, and students at Purdue university and state that they have much better AI and smoother robot inputs compared to the Tesla Robot. The Honda in comparison uses more actuators and gyroscopic movement to make these smooth movements. Overall the Tesla bot needs more improvements because at the moment the Tesla bot is playing catch up.

    I found the YouTube video uses Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to get his point across. He mentions that robots are designed to be replaceable and humans are not. He also mentions that a yearly salary of $20,000 is more expensive than making a one-time payment of a robot such as the Tesla bot for the same price to do a far better job. And this is an issue because it will leave many without a job getting rid of unskilled labor. But of course, that will take time in order to reduce the prices of the robots and make mass production higher.

4: Quotables

For a quotable is fully agree with ” Robots always start with the most mundane tasks. But as technology evolves, even roles that require a fair amount of human dexterity and judgment are falling under that definition.” Captain, Sean “When will robots take our jobs?” The main reason I agree with this is that robots are something that takes a huge time to develop, a company that goes by the name of Boston Dynamics has been developing robots for nearly 30 years. Only recently they have grown in population due to a robot dog they made called Spot. Spot has been used in construction work where it might be too risky or dangerous for humans to go underground.

My knowledge of the Action and Adventure Genre.

The genres I feel I know well are Action and Adventure. I have not really enjoyed anything other than action and adventure as I feel like almost everything is considered an action and adventure story. The way my interest in learning about the action and adventure genre increased is by playing video games such as The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077, and Control. Each of these games has its own way of telling the story of the main character through the use of pathos, logos, ethos, and kairos. The Witcher uses ethos, pathos, and kairos to tell the story of Geralt in his search for his daughter who is on the run for the Wild Hunt. In Cyberpunk the use of pathos, ethos, and kairos is also very important. The story in Cyberpunk is about the main character V who has a cybernetic implant that threatens to overwrite V’s body with the personality of someone who is dead. And finally, the story of Control is about Jesse Faden’s personal search for answers about her brother. With the use of Logos, ethos, and pathos she grows into the role of the Director in a secret U.S. government agency tasked with containing and studying phenomena that violate the laws of reality. Overall, these games, each with very different stories contain the same action and adventure genre that keeps me playing these games and enjoying the story for what they are.  

Some genres I think that might give me good information for Unit 2 are information genres and primary information. The reason for this is that primary information involves having facts as the main source and can help me with supporting my ideas and my side of my research. Using articles also makes my research easier because articles also have their citations and that allows me to have multiple forms of information for myself. Overall, nothing that has opinions will be used for my research because they don’t prove my point. Instead, they work against me because I am not using facts. 

Revision/Updated as of today: Robots and Their Future in The Work Field.

UPDATED: 10/13/22

About a year ago Elon Musk revealed the Tesla robot for AI day as a new project. When I saw the robot reveal the points he made about the robot’s main purpose was to eliminate “dangerous, repetitive, and boring tasks.” I saw this but did not think much of it. AI day 2022 happened about 1 week ago and we got to see the first prototype of the robot, to be honest, I was not impressed. Other companies such as Boston Dynamics, Sony, Honda, and even college students at Purdue university have a better human-like movement that flows better than the Tesla robot. But it did get me thinking about how the future of the world would look like and how secure our are jobs going to be. When I was in elementary school, I vividly remember being in a robotics class with the NAO Robot in which we were able to program it to walk and do a little dance, since then robots have been getting increasingly smarter, better, and stronger.

So, with this research, I hope to find an estimated year in which robots will take the jobs of certain areas in the work field, such as surgeons/doctors, receptionists, transportation, and retail service. When you start to think about the future of the work field. Why pay someone $20,000 per year when a Tesla robot is about $20,000 one-time purchase which will save you money and assist companies with getting rid of unskilled labor? And to me that is just not acceptable we will be leaving so many people without jobs and the future will depend on robots if they get to the point where they are capable of doing so. The Tesla bot aims to perform working tasks which means it will be very good at it, better than humans so again it’s only a matter of time before they do and leave people without a job. 

If I find information that goes completely against what I had expected to find during my extensive research and my thoughts. I do not see the point in starting over or throwing the idea out. I still think I will continue to write about it because it is an issue of when will it happen and how soon it does get to the point where machine learning and AI get good at identifying real-world problems and solving them with a computer algorithm in minutes or even seconds. Robots at the moment are designed to perform one specific task, which is why they are really good at it. But what happens when a robot then gets the illusion of free will? can it start to think for itself and perform tasks it “feels” will best benefit them? Will we refer to robots as equal or higher-ups? We truly are living in a dystopian world. 

OLD VERSION: 10/11/22

About a year ago Elon Musk revealed the Tesla robot for their AI day as a new project. When I saw the robot reveal the points he made about the robot’s main purpose was to eliminate “dangerous, repetitive, and boring tasks.” I saw this but did not think much of it. AI day 2022 happened about 1 week ago and we got to see the first prototype of the robot, to be honest I was not impressed. Other companies such as Boston Dynamics, Sony, Honda, and even college students at Purdue university have better human like movement that flows better than the Tesla robot. But it did get me thinking about the future of the world that includes jobs and humanity. When I was in elementary school, I vividly remember being in a robotics class with the NAO Robot in which we were able to program it to walk and do a little dance, since then robots have been getting increasingly smarter, better, and stronger. So, with this research I hope to find an estimated year in which robots will take the jobs of certain areas in the work field, because when you start to think about the future of the work field. Why pay someone $20,000 per year when a Tesla robot is about $20,000 one-time purchase which will save you money and assist companies with getting rid of unskilled labor. The Tesla bot aims to perform working tasks which means they will be very good at it, better than humans so again it’s only a matter of time before they do and leave people without a job. If I find information that goes completely against what I had expected to find during my extensive research and my thoughts. I do not see the point in starting over or throwing the idea out. I still think I will continue to write about it because it is an issue of when will it happen and how soon it does get to the point where machine learning and AI get good at identifying real world problems and solving them with a computer algorithm in minutes or even seconds. Robots at the moment are designed to perform one specific task, which is why they are really good at it. But when a robot then gets the illusion of free will, it can start to think for itself and perform tasks it “feels” will best benefit them. And it’s hard to not think that we truly are living in a dystopian world. 

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