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Will a Robot Steal My Job?

Format: 1 x 53
Broadcaster(s):  RTE
Available in HD

Artificial intelligence is developing at breakneck speed, but what does this mean for the job market? Anne-Marie Tomchak, science journalist and the UK Editor of Mashable, investigates how robots could be on course to render the skills of much of the world’s population obsolete, and asks the question - are any of our jobs safe?

In a series of exclusive interviews, Anne-Marie will speak to tech gurus, futurologists, including best-selling author of Rise of the Robots Martin Ford, and some of the world's most advanced roboticists to find out how the rise of the machine in an age of increasing automation, is already invisibly shaping all of our lives. We think of robots as primarily being in factories; but the reality is that lawyers, accountants and even artists, are facing a future in which their livelihoods are threatened by artificial intelligence.

From self-driving Tesla cars, to robo-journalists writing news by algorithm, artificially intelligent comedians, to state-of-the-art sex-robots, we are facing a future where vast swathes of the population will indeed surrender their job to machines. But Anne-Marie asks, is there also an opportunity: to adapt to a radically changing future, to adopt the technology, and to harness the rise of the robots for our own good?

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