Maia Dua uses her experience of building a seeing eye dog robot to explore the evolution of robots and artificial intelligence in our lives. While robots like the one she created can make human life better are there consequences to having robots do more and more for us.
Can robots truly replace us or are the relationships that we foster and emotions we have the key to our survival? Maia Dua is an inventor and creator. In 2016, she built the Seeing Eye Bot, a cost-effective robot that could help replace seeing-eye dogs for the visually impaired. This would win her the grand prize in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War STEM Challenge. She has since worked with companies such as Microsoft at WE Day events in which she advocates for young girls to join STEM and for creative solutions to pave a brighter future for all. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx