Where are all the people in this factory?
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The Industrial Revolution led to centuries of social and economic upheaval. Are economists telling us not to worry about workplace automation because things will be better in a couple hundred years?
Disruptive technology is starting to transform our cities, societies and lives.
As disruptive technology increasingly enters our lives, it demands that we rethink and reorganize all aspects of work, life, and society.
Future robots will work side by side with humans, just as they do today.
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Rather than fret about how many jobs future technologies will destroy, we should focus on how to shape them so that they complement the workforce of tomorrow.
Can we trust a robot that makes decisions with real-world consequences?
We are witnessing dramatic advances in the deployment of autonomous systems, but are we designing robots that can be trusted?
Robots can also lend a hand of sorts.
Robots have the potential to help support a growing population that wants to age in their own homes. But those helpful machines won't be the humanoid butlers of science fiction.
Who could have predicted it would end like this?
The unexpected behaviour of even simple bots is only going to get more dramatic as AI scales up.
The rise of the ChiefBot.
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Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel says while it’s possible to build robots to take over jobs – including his own – humanity still has the edge over machines.
Asking whether machines can really understand us is meaningless.
If you tell a robot secrets, you might want to make sure it can forget them too.
Robots have a lot to learn from humans when it comes to memory.
If robots and AI are our future, we need to embrace the technology and work out how best to collaborate and make it work for everyone
Those who got advice from the online calculator in the study showed a small, but statistically significant, increase in trust towards robo-advice.
Robo-advice might prove most useful to those who need it the most, making them feel more competent and in control.
New laws are needed to keep up with the growing problem of imported child sex dolls and robots.
A glimpse of tomorrow's world.
Smart machines are about to usher in the age of Industry 4.0.
A robot sculpts a recreation of the Ancient Greek work Laocoon and his Sons, which was exhibited in Linz last year.
Artists invented the word 'robot', but now robots are becoming artists, or at least assistants, themselves. As robots get smarter, artists will find more and more uses for them, particularly in sculpture.
Will the robots come to control us?
He spends his days developing artificial intelligence systems. What about AI keeps him up at night?
Ironically, one of the biggest advantages of a bot-based application system is that it can come across as more personal than a human.
If companies are using automated software in hiring, then job applicants should be able to use the same technology.
Prometheus statue at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan. The inscription behind it is a paraphrase of Aeschylus that reads: “Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends”.
How the idea of a hyper-connected society could quickly go from utopia to dystopia and why neither scenario is likely to last.
Robots should be empowered to pick the action that most helps humans.
Ballet dancers can apply their intensive training to tasks they haven’t practiced.
Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.