RTHK: Rise of the Robots


RTHK Radio 3 (Hong Kong) has an hour-long discussion with experts about the impact of robotics on society.

On Friday’s Backchat, the rise of the robots. They’re not just firing lasers or building cars these days; they can pick, process, cook and deliver your food. They can do clerical, legal and accountancy jobs. They can care for the elderly and win at poker, build houses and make porn. How will they change economies and society? Will countries with low labour costs lose their advantage? How will governments and policy-makers react to such changes? Will we all be able to put our feet up and let the machines do the hard work?



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