Humans and robots can have babies, claims AI expert

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December 20, 2017

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The rise of AI (Artificial Intelligence) robots can be concerning for some people but that's not stopping them for sure. In fact, there's a chance that the AI robots will soon have 'children' with their owners. Yes, human-robot babies are very much possible, according to a leading artificial intelligence expert.

Dr. David Levy, who is the author of Love and Sex with Robots claims that that humans and robots will soon make babies, given the 'recent progress in stem cell research and artificial chromosomes.'

Though Dr. Levy has not given a specific timeline for robot babies, he believes that it could happen within the next 100 years.

He pointed out a research from Ohio State University, where the scientists developed a nanotechnology-based chip that can successfully inject genetic code into skin cells.

The process known as tissue nano transfection (TNT), will allow 'the genetic code of a robot to be passed on to its offspring along with the human genetic code.'

According to the Daily Star Online, Dr. Levy said: "Suddenly the very real possibility has appeared on the horizon of the robots of the future manipulating human skin cells to create human sperm and human eggs, and from them, using the Ohio discovery of TNT as the basis, creating an entire human baby whose embryo can be nurtured and carried through pregnancy by a mother surrogate."

If you think, Dr. Levy's plans are weird, there are other experts who have predicted a similar situation.

Sergi Santos – the inventor of the 'Silicon Samantha- the sex robot', predicted a similar future where humans and machines will marry and create offspring.

In October, Sergi Santos told The Sun: "Using the brain I have already created, I would program it with a genome so he or she could have moral values, plus concepts of beauty, justice and the values that humans have."

Santos added: "Then to create a child with this robot it would be extremely simple."


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