A video of the interviews with Tony and I, along with the Q&A, can be found here:
I was fortunate enough to join a panel for BBC Radio 3‘s programme Free Thinking on AI & Creativity with Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, Anders Sandberg from the Future of the Human Institute at Oxford, artist Anna Ridler.
This is the second time I’ve appeared on a Free Thinking panel: the last time was here.
You can listen to the programme on the BBC Radio 3 website here.
My colleague Tony Prescott appeared on BBC’s Sunday morning Live this past Sunday (8 July), and we brought Pepper down to interact with the hosts, Sean Fletcher and Cherry Healey. (That’s me wrangling the robot, or trying to.) Our robot and Tony feature from the very start, at 42 minutes in (especially from the 45th minute), and at the end. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b9z98j/sunday-morning-live-series-9-episode-4
I should clarify that while of course robots will definitely take more human jobs, the 60% figure was merely an example of some of the claims others have made, and not my firm prediction. (I would never put a hard number of something like that; my job isn’t to put numbers on such things, but help prepare for whatever future we do face by engaging people in discussions and debates.)
I’ve published another blog on Westworld, addressing larger themes in science fiction more generally:
Also available on Robohub.
I’ve been fortunate to be sent some previews of HBO’s new series, Westworld (available on Sky Atlantic here in the UK). So far, it’s proving to be a remarkable series, very engaging with terrific ideas.
I’ll be blogging on it at Dreaming Robots Blog, and during each episode’s UK premiers, I have been live tweeting thoughts, comments and ideas, while interacting with the audience through my @DreamingRobots twitter account.
You can see ‘Superguides’ of each episode – compilations of my tweets – here:
(I’ll update this post with further ‘Superguides’ as the series progresses.)