Robots and AI could transform our lives, so we must decide how we want to use them.
Self-service technologies — like self-checkouts or government service kiosks — are decreasing interactions with other people. This may affect our politics and sense of community.
Robots are already carrying out tasks in clinics, classrooms and warehouses. Designing robots that are more receptive to human needs could help make them more useful in many contexts.
Our tendency to view machines as people and become attached to them points to real risks of psychological entanglement with AI technology.
The use of AI and robotic technology in worship is raising profound questions about its long-term consequences. Will it lead to the betterment of society or replace practitioners?
Automation may not reduce our workloads as much as we’d hoped.
If we’re going to put an AI brain somewhere, it’s likely going to be a robot. The next step – making that robot immortal.
Far from recoiling in terror, fans have dubbed animatronic murderous doll M3gan a ‘queer icon’ – a horror expert explains why.
You can’t hurt a robot – but do you want to be the kind of person who sinks the boot into a harmless robodog?
AI is already on the payroll in many workplaces – how well human employees interact with it can depend a lot on their existing attitudes and anxieties.
Artificial intelligence has arrived. But what is it, exactly – and what’s behind some of the most splashy AIs we have encountered to date?
The sentient, murderous humanoid robot is a complete fiction, and may never become reality. But that doesn’t mean we’re safe from autonomous weapons – they are already here.
Humanoid robots could be useful in all kinds of situations, but the one Elon Musk unveiled last week is far from being ready to roll out.
Videos of humanoid robots dancing and performing backflips in the lab notwithstanding, robots that wash your dishes and fold your laundry are still years away. A roboticist explains why.
Many people in nursing homes already suffer from isolation, neglect and lack of human engagement. They need the human touch – in person.
Artificial intelligence is developing quickly, and Australian law needs to catch up.
A Google employee’s claims that one of its chatbots is sentient has caused a stir across the world.
Robots a fraction of a millimetre small could swim around your eye or bloodstream for medical treatments in the future.
What makes a robot an artist?
Researchers have developed a black box for robots: an internal record of the robot’s inputs and actions. This will help investigate accidents and hopefully prevent future incidents.