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Scary-Wonderful Part 4: Robots & Humans

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Robots have a unique place in the modern psyche. Unlike conventional, disembodied computer intelligence – whether found in the Cloud, in laptops, tablets, games consoles, or smart phones – “robots” are a term we most associate with human-like machines (humanoids) or with mechanical versions of animals (“anamaloids”). And, as soon as we come into contact with machines that approximate either humans or animals powerful emotional forces honed during our evolutionary development come into play and colour our thinking.

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Here Come The Robots!

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Robots are coming – and coming fast. Low cost, “soft” robots that are able to work safely alongside humans will soon transform workplaces large and small. But what will be the effect on the human workforce?

Robot workers never take a day off, they never get tired, they never get sick, they never complain, they never show up late, they never waste time surfing the web and they always do what bosses tell them to do.

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