A look into Dubai's robotic future might scare the crap out of you
The Dubai Police chief said the androids will get more intelligent over time. (Twitter)
Gitex Technology Week in the UAE revealed plans to make full use of AI innovations, but we're not sure we're ready for them.
The five-day event opened Sunday at the Dubai World Trade Centre, attracting 3,600 companies from more than 62 countries, according to Gulf News. Innovations on the Internet were introduced from all over the world, and a big part of that vision is artificial intelligence.
The UAE has been on the cutting edge of that technology. Exhibitions included all kinds of androids Dubai is introducing, from robocops to standing AI stations that help speed up visa processes. The UAE says robots will be on its streets by 2017 in efforts to expedite its public services, with better accuracy and without the extra employees.
As if robots aren't terrifying enough, Dubai Police Chief Col. Khalid Nasser al-Razooq said at a security conference the androids will get more intelligent over time.
Here are just a few of the androids that made an appearance at the exhibitions. Dubai Police were especially excited about this one.
The future Dubai Police cop at Gitex Technology Week. Courtesy: Zameer Hassan/Khaleej Times pic.twitter.com/5do07q5DVB— Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) October 19, 2015
This one can zip around the Dubai International Airport and issue visas.
And for the grand finale, Coco made a notable appearance. This might be the scariest one due to its humanoid features and unnerving cordial speech.
By Hayat Norimine