What would it be like to return to consciousness as a robot? Take a look at this seven minute film by Aaron Sim: Archetype.
(Archetype: full video by Aaron Sims)
Unsurprisingly after all his years in Hollywood, Sims had his own idea for a film. The seed for Archetype started with the vision for the robot interrogation scene. Sims mentioned how impressed he’s been with research out of MIT on AI and social machines. He thinks there is “something so amazing about what might become of [humanity] as we live forever inside machines, not just in robots. What makes us a person?” RL7, a military robot that has somehow been created using a real human with real memories, is a comment on that question and how we may (or may not) think of such entities as “people”.
As it turns out, human beings today can have an experience that is surprisingly close. The photograph below was taken just a few minutes ago. It shows the view from the user of Robonaut, a NASA teleoperated robot just activated on the International Space Station.