Robots: The Modern Golems, At Your Service
Mike Bergman, senior director, technology & standards, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
In medieval times, golems were animated creatures constructed by humankind. A golem was a clay statue animated by magically calling upon holy names. Our very real modern equivalents are robots, androids, artificial intelligence (AI) and the like. Over the past few decades, these more recent versions have been making a slow transition from science fiction to science fact to industrial technology. Few would be recognizable by medieval man, but we’re seeing more and more of these latter-day golems in the consumer space.