Leonardo da Vinci, well known for his Mona Lisa, is one of the frontiers for automation engineering. He created the first humanoid robot nearly at the end of the 15th century.
Machinery replacing human labor was processed long back then itself.
Isaac Asimov, a writer, famously known for his foundation series released in the mid 20th century, has influenced the creation of various artificial intelligence maneuvers. He proposed Three laws for robotics. 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow human nature to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the orders given by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. But now there is an update needed of these theories based on our advancement in technology. At that part of the time, there were no such capable computing devices to comprehend Asimov’s idealism. His works were merely considered as science fiction stories. Even Asimov couldn’t have wondered technological advancement would take place too soon like in the 21st century.
Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science which deals with the simulation of intelligent behavior of computers. Google has recently announced that it had recently achieved quantum supremacy and opened a broad aspect for quantum computing. Last but not least, it’s Elon musk coming up with various advancements in technology. His automation of electric cars has peaked in the talks in this era. His other startups include open AI and Neuralink had promised the safety and well being of us humans.
Neuralink is working on connecting the human brain with artificial intelligence, the best human-machine interface ever via some hardware implants in our skull region.