‘Facing the Robot Revolution’ by Mark Mardell

BBC Radio 4 presenter Mark Mardell visited Sheffield Robotics recently and wrote this article about the time he spent there talking to Sheffield researchers, including yours truly.


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.)

Tweeting on Westworld

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:

Episode 1: https://twitter.com/i/moments/785470912971829248

Episode 2: https://twitter.com/i/moments/787973079276347392

Episode 3: https://twitter.com/i/moments/788750958750826496

Episode 9: https://twitter.com/i/moments/803897622314487809

(I’ll update this post with further ‘Superguides’ as the series progresses.)

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