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You may or may not have heard, but the world saw the first robot obtain citizenship last fall. Although this was a historic milestone in the history of robots, it hasn’t come without its lot of controversies (both about the citizenship and the praise for the robot). This left many a […]

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This is the last part of three in our series “Fathers of Robotics”. With robots getting more and more present in our daily lives, it’s interesting to look back and get to know the great minds who first conceived a future where machines would help humans. Ismail Al-Jazari Born in 1136 in […]

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This is the second part of three in our series “Fathers of Robotics”. With robots getting more and more present in our daily lives, it’s interesting to look back and get to know the great minds who first conceived a future where machines would help humans. Joseph Engelberger Born in Brooklyn (New […]

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This is the first part of three in our series “Fathers of Robotics”. With robots getting more and more present in our daily lives, it’s interesting to look back and get to know the great minds who first conceived a future where machines would help humans. Isaac Asimov Born Isaak Ozimov […]

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What may have been a strange question a decade ago is becoming much more relevant as technology rapidly progresses. Put into the public conversation by several prominent figures in society, the question has been raised amid fears that mass automation is on track to displace a large sector of the workforce. While the ideology behind those calling for a tax varies, the two most common uses for the proposed tax are to either retrain the displaced workers or to provide a basic income if no other job prospects are available.

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It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see where the future of robotics is heading. In fact, with modern robots, it doesn’t take any imagination – that future is already here. Robotic technology, as well as artificial intelligence, is advancing rapidly, and robots are increasingly playing a larger role in society. What rights or legal standing should robots have?

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