For as long as they’ve been around, robots have walked the line between fascination and skepticism.
Many books, TV shows and films have depicted the positive, helpful side of robots. But they’ve also demonstrated the chaos and destruction that can ensue when they malfunction or turn evil.
With that in mind, in his 1942 science fiction story, Runaround, Isaac Asimov laid out a set of “rules for robots.” For instance, they couldn’t injure humans and they were forced to obey our orders.
And in Asimov’s sci-fi universe, robots had “brain-like” components that helped them understand these rules.
Fast forward to today… and Qualcomm (QCOM) is turning make-believe into reality.
Specifically, the company has just made that robotic brain!
And wait until you see what it can do for your smartphone…