Humans need greater autonomy than Isaac Asimov's neat science fiction idea permits.
Today's robots and artificial intelligence look very different from the androids conceived by Isaac Asimov.
What do we need to learn today to work with the robots of tomorrow?
How to make economic sense of the robot revolution.
Elon Musk has suggested we merge with machines so we're not replaced by them. But that might only delay the inevitable.
We have long believed ourselves to be the only intelligent beings on Earth – that may soon change and the consequences will be dramatic for law, politics and society in general.
In this episode we look at historical visions of the future and how accurate they were, the future of work, and what it's like to predict the future for a day job.
Students with chronic illness often get only a few hours of education a week. Telepresence robots could let them participate fully in classroom and school activities.
Collecting pollen takes a surprising amount of teamwork.
The European Union is currently debating the legal status of intelligent robots, and whether they ought to be given a new classification of 'electronic persons'.
Perhaps communication robots can one day help people express their views on having a robot in their life.
This will be the year when the Internet of Things becomes intelligent -- and useful.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Rebel fighters in the latest Star Wars movie are helped by a droid that was captured from the enemy and reprogrammed. Could that happen in real life with today's autonomous weapons?
Business Briefing: when robots and customers meet
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Customers might prefer digital robots who don't judge for now but physical robots with empathy may be the customer service workers of the future.
The centenary of Natsume Soseki’s death this year is being marked by numerous events, not least his resurrection in robotic form.
About one in every five election-related tweets was generated by software, not humans – millions of tweets by hundreds of thousands of 'social bots.'
While students enjoy learning with robots, research finds that teachers are more sceptical – worrying about their job security and technical capabilities of robots.
In 'Westworld's' land of robots, it's the people who lack humanity.
The vision that AI will either end or save humankind is buoyed in the tech world because it feeds egos. What we really should worry about is humans.