Dancing with robots: a tale of hope and fear

In ten years, it is thought that one in five existing jobs in Britain will be displaced by robots. This is just one example of how the massive implementation of artificial intelligence will completely transform our lives, and not only in the labour market. Robots and intelligent machines are already changing the way we live, the way we think and the way we love. We are in the middle of an unprecedented, fascinating breakthrough. The future is full of hope, but also of uncertainty. Many people fear a robot takeover, and the technology race is raising several key issues. Some even say our survival as humans is at stake.

Contributions (in order of appearance)

-Ian Pearson, Futurologist, Writer and Inventor

-Liviu Babitz, Digital Entrepreneur and CEO of Cyborg Nest

-Kathleen Richardson, Professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and AI at De Montfort University in Leicester

-Ana Dinerstein, Political Sociologist at University of Bath

-Jake Elwes, Digital Artist

-Thomas McMullan, Tech Journalist

-Luba Elliott, AI Curator, Artist and Researcher

-Ana Ridler, Digital Artist

-Frederick Harry Pitts, Lecturer in Management at University of Bristol


Marc Farràs is a journalist based on Barcelona. Originally published by Marc at, all rights reserved.

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