Been busy writing so rather behind on my blog posts at the moment….here are a brace to keep you going…
Read in full my latest piece for Wired (UK,online) below or online by clicking here.
This piece was inspired by this blog post by Professor Alan Winfield…Roboticists Need To Get Political
Robots are taking over the world — well, the front pages — and are being blamed for the pre-crime of creating a dystopian world that may see huge numbers of jobs destroyed and enormous amounts of wealth concentrated into the hands of ever fewer people. To prevent this nightmare scenario, roboticist and science communicator professor Alan Winfield from the University of the West of England (UWE) and the Bristol Robotics Lab is calling on roboticists “to get political”. Winfield is on the British Standards Institute working group on robot ethics, which recently published a draft guide to the ethical design and applications of robots and robotic systems.