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‘I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations. And this is my counterpart R2-D2.’ Gordon Tarpley

How long until we can build R2-D2 and C-3PO?

No Star Wars movie would be complete without the Universe's two favourite droids. But now the race is on to turn them into fact.
Technology can be so frustrating at times, so what if it could understand your emotions? Shutterstock/Kues

Imagine if technology could read and react to our emotions

How often do you get angry or frustrated with a machine or some piece of technology? Well what if a machine could sense our emotion and then change its behaviour to suit?
Films like Ex Machina explore the bounds of emotional interaction between human and machine. Universal Pictures

Deus sex machina: the ethics of robot love

There are possible emotional and social pitfalls to love and sex with robots, but does that mean we should ban them entirely?
Have questions about robots and artificial intelligence? Shutterstock

Your questions answered on artificial intelligence

Is genuine artificial consciousness possible? Should we protect jobs from automation? Your questions on AI and robots answered here.
Facing an uncertain future. Tom Wang/www.shutterstock.com

How to future proof university graduates

If robots will take traditional graduate jobs, universities should be training students in borderless leadership skills.
We need a formal definition on what we mean by artificial intelligence. Flickr/matt northam

Why we need a legal definition of artificial intelligence

Plenty of talk about what we want from artificial intelligent systems, but what do we actually mean by AI? From a legal and regulation point of view, we do need a definition.
Any questions for Robbie? JD Hancock/Flickr

Your questions answered on artificial intelligence and robots

Have questions about artificial intelligence or the future of robotics? Wondering if your job is vulnerable to automation? Concerned about superintelligent AI? Now's your chance to ask.
Robots in chains but are they really to blame when AI does something wrong? maxuser

Who’s to blame when artificial intelligence systems go wrong?

There is much debate on the ethics of artificial intelligence machines that are designed to kill. But who's responsible when a non-lethal AI system causes damage, harm or even death?
A ban on killer robots is useless if your enemy doesn’t play by the rules. Flickr/Bob Snyder

Why we should welcome ‘killer robots’, not ban them

The thousands of people who signed an open letter calling for a ban on autonomous killer weapons and robots are misguided. We already have such killing machines and we should embrace them.

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