Fast Forward by Tomorrow Unlocked: Tech past, tech future

Technology-led progress means following the latest innovations without pause: A frantic pace that can stop us learning from technology’s past. Fast Forward examines trends shaping technology from the perspective of the recent past. It distills practical learnings that might have been missed in the flurry of forward momentum.

Writer, broadcaster and cultural theorist Ken Hollings presents provocative, informed episodes with a rich mix of guests, expertise and evocative sounds.

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Fast Forward Episode 5 - Robot Colleagues: R.U.R. or Have U Ever Been?

July 2nd, 2021

In 1920, Czech writer Karel Čapek imagined a workforce of scientifically engineered humanoids ready to serve our every need in his play R.U.R.: Rossum's Universal Robots. It does not end well for us. We look inside the automated workspace of tomorrow and ask why machines should look and behave like us. Presenter Ken Hollings examines how we’ll work with AI and robots in the future.

What do humans still do better than machines? Dr. Beth Singler, Junior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence at University of Cambridge, looks at our behavior towards AI. Professor Alan Winfield of Bristol Robotics Lab talks about what can be learned from studying robots’ mistakes and principal security researcher at Kaspersky David Emm considers the security of robots at work.

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