The hearing will be to consider the problems of the industrial revolution.
Robot named Pepper, “living” at middlesex University, will address the Committee of the house of Commons at the hearing about the fourth industrial revolution. On Wednesday, October 10.
It is noted that this is the first time in history, when the British Parliament invited the robot to testify before the legislature.
Committee Chairman Robert Halfon said that the rapid development of artificial intelligence is one of the most important things that the country will face in the coming decades.
“The fourth industrial revolution – perhaps the most important problem of the country in the next 10, 20 or 30 years,” says Halfon.
Pepper was developed by Japanese company SoftBank in 2014. It is equipped with two HD cameras, four microphones and a touch screen on the “chest”.
And while many leading scientists such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, last year expressed concern about the development of artificial intelligence technology, the British government does not see the emergence of intelligent machines is a potential threat.