Revolution in the tech world and industrial space is truly a nonfiction ‘forthcoming tale’.
With LG Electronics ongoing moves, the whole world should anticipate a world where human beings will be less relevant in work places. Yes, robots will be replacing people in hotels, airports and supermarkets.
Following predictions that advances in artificial intelligence and automation could end up eliminating millions of jobs over time, tech companies have been testing robots to carry out variety of tasks.
LG Electronics have joined the league of companies planning to sell robots to solve tasks currently completed by humans. Thus, the company is the latest.
On Thursday, LG said it will showcase three new ‘concept robots’ at the global consumer electronics show, CES, in Las Vegas next week. Those robots are designed for commercial use at hotels, airports and supermarkets, according to the company. An LG spokesman later told CNBC that the robots are still “concept” products and that they are “a long way from ready to go public.”
The first one is a server robot that can deliver food and drinks to customers at hotels and airport lounges. It can essentially replace the work done by the waitstaff and be able to do it around the clock.
Second is a porter robot that can handle check-in and check-out services at hotels and carry luggage to rooms. The hotel industry is already experimenting with replacing humans with machines. For example, there are hotels in Japan that are staffed by robots.
Finally, LG’s third new robot is made to work with customers at a supermarket, telling them the price of products and then guiding them through the aisles.
However, if the technologies finally metamorphosed into reality, it may likely come as a bad news as a lot of individuals will be challenged with loosing their Jobs.