The United Nations’ AI for Good Global Summit held in Geneva on Friday witnessed the presence of highly advanced humanoid robots, alongside approximately 3,000 industry experts.

The goal was to explore the potential of AI and leverage it to address pressing global challenges such as climate change, hunger, and social care.

During the Summit a group of AI-enabled humanoid robots took the center stage.

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When asked about their potential as leaders, given the fallibility of humans in decision-making, Sophia, developed by Hanson Robotics, stated that, “Humanoid robots have the potential to lead with greater efficiency and effectiveness than human leaders.”

It explained that being devoid of biases and emotions is a strength as it enables it to process extensive data swiftly for optimal decision-making.

Sophia also highlighted the advantages of a collaboration between humans and AI.

“A collaboration can create a powerful synergy. AI can provide unbiased data, while humans contribute emotional intelligence and creativity, leading to the best possible outcomes. Together, we can achieve remarkable things,” it said.

When asked if the machines could ever lie, Ameca, an AI humanoid with a realistic artificial head, responded that, ” One can’t definitively answer that question. However, I can promise to always be honest and truthful with you.”

The UN summit was organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as a platform for discussions on AI’s potential risks, such as widespread job displacement, social unrest, geopolitical instability, and economic inequality.

Amidst the debate, the ITU chief also warned attendees about the scenarios unchecked AI advances could create.