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ARE THE ROBOTS TAKING OVER? - PANEL DEBATE

Summary 3D printing, total automation, silent factories connected to the internet of things and even cars will soon be able to drive themselves. Will robots be our friends in the workplace and outside it? Will they take our jobs? An upfront look at common fears and hopes for robot intelligence in our lives.

HOST: Timandra Harkness - Science writer, comedian and broadcaster

Sebastian Conran - CEO Consequential Robots

Tabitha Goldstaub - Co Founder of CognitionX a Market Intelligence Platform for All Things Artificial Intelligence

Paul Papadimitrou - Innovation strategist working with businesses across Europe looking at how layered digital innovation.

Daniel Wilson - Author Robocalypse

Phil Westcott - Co-Managing Director Filament

Aluminium factory
Aluminium factory

Watch the edited highlights of the "Are the robots taking over" Debate below

TECH FEST 2017 - ARE THE ROBOTS TAKING OVER - EDIT

ARE THE ROBOTS TAKING OVER? - Robot Pets
ARE THE ROBOTS TAKING OVER? - Robot Pets

Sebastian Conran’s cute robot animals take over the panel debate stage. Sebastian is co-founder of Design Consequential Robotics.

Sebastian Conran, Co-founder of Design Consequential Robotics “We’re aiming for something familiar and engaging”

The advances happening in technology are proving that computers, machines, robots, and algorithms are going to be able to do most of the repetitive and routine types of jobs. That is the essence of what machine learning is all about. 

ARE THE ROBOTS TAKING OVER - Paul​ ​Papadimitriou
ARE THE ROBOTS TAKING OVER - Paul​ ​Papadimitriou

Innovation strategist, Paul Papadimitriou, tackles the subject head-on: "Yes the robots will take over, but to make our lives better."

ARE THE ROBOTS TAKING OVER

ARE THE ROBOTS TAKING OVER - Daniel​ ​Wilson
ARE THE ROBOTS TAKING OVER - Daniel​ ​Wilson

We’ve got a pop culture that portrays robots negatively. But as we begin to interact with real robots and we see their benefits, our impressions will change.

Robots are tools that enhance productivity, human activity and help economies to grow.

Car assembly has always been a mix of man and machine. Investment in industrial robots inevitably leads to a higher volume of products, improved health and wel being for our employees. Robots will never replace humans at Jaguar Land Rover, people will always be the heart of our business. 

Pop culture portrays robots negatively. Interacting with real robots will change impressions when the benefits become clear - Daniel Wilson

Which task would you most trust a robot to do?

 

Would you trust a robot to:

Organise your diary 31%

Cook your dinner 40%

Cut your hair 1%

Drive your car 26%

Look after your children 3%

Which task would you most trust a robot to do?
Which task would you most trust a robot to do?
Robots - fear or embrace them?
Robots - fear or embrace them?
Robots: fear or embrace them?

 

Fear Them = 15%

Embrace Them = 85%

Watch the full version of the 'Are the robots taking over' Debate below

TECH FEST 2017 - ARE THE ROBOTS TAKING OVER - FULL VIDEO

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