Robotic Psychology (ART335aE)

With the development of new robotic technologies, which include artificial intelligence capabilities in many machines, a new field of science is taking shape. The robotic psychology, proclaimed already in the 50s by Isaac Asimov in his works as AI, I Robot and others can be a new field of technology with specific courses and activities, including professionals with special training already under study.

In several of his works Asimov, a visionary who in the 1950s talked about the possible ethical and moral consequences which our coexistence with intelligent machines would bring with his laws of robotics, already predicted that perhaps in the future new subjects which would include humanistic touches to technology would appear.

Asimov talked about History Psycho and even in ethics and morals applied to machines.

With the inclusion and intelligence in many machines and their growing coexistence with humans, we realize that we are moving towards new disciplines which were once only applicable to humans.

Thus, as reported, the increasing coexistence of humans with machines is leading to a review of the robotic laws of making the presence of robots safer among us and even including concepts that were once only ours as part of their existence.

Ethics and morale may be part of future machine resources which have a high throughput, including complex algorithms that allow them to evaluate what is good and what is bad in eventual decision making.

We do not know where these new concepts of artificial intelligence can lead us, but certainly conflicts of interpretation can occur at certain moments leading the machine to a behavior that, for us today, is only typical of humans.

Undecided machines, with depression and even requiring specialized treatment to erase or "rename" files formed during their learning or coexistence that may be bringing "existence conflicts" and who knows whatever else, we still do not have terms to explain.

This means that, as it has already been foreseen in many fiction books, we are on the way to the "robot psychoanalyst" whose function is to analyze what happens with a machine that eventually presents a strange behavior, not foreseen in its programming what needs to be corrected.

The Internet joke in the cartoon below already shows where we are walking.


 - My programmer does not like me ...
- My programmer does not like me ...



We are not very far from this …