February 24, 2016

Rise of the Machines: What Does it Mean? (Part 2)

In the second part of our first podcast, Jonny Chambers and I continue our discussion around robots, what jobs will they be they be "hired" to do, and how accurately were they depicted in film and television.

I ask Jonny to rate (the ubiquitous 1 to 10 scale) select Twilight Zone episodes (Uncle Simon, The Lonely) as well as films like "2001: A Space Odyssey, Ex Machina, Blade Runner, in terms of how accurate were they in terms of predicting current or future innovations and when these innovations might occur. Also, we discuss a number of ways robots could replace everything from companions, to pets, to athletes. Despite the laughs, we actually dive into some real possibilities about the way robots can/will change our workforce.  And, everyone, including educators might want to start thinking about this for their students.

We continue to ponder, will it be the rise of the machines, or are all of these just the dreams of the mad scientist in all of us?

Talk Tech with me each week.  Sign off, Maureen Majury

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