All that glistens: Silicon Valley lights up as night descends.

Plutocrats and paupers

If job-killing robots will play a big role in our future, inequality could get turbo-charged. The counter-proposals on the table barely scratch the surface, argues Nick Dowson.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Aerial drone and combine harvester in a version of the new pastoral in a French wheat field.

Automating the farm

Self-driving tractors and the internet of cows – welcome to the world of precision agriculture. Jim Thomas lays out the vision driving corporate giants into a merger frenzy.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
China leads in industrial robots. Estimates for select countries/regions, in thousands of units.

When the Foxbots muscle in

Industrial robots are being put to work on a massive scale in China. Taking the case of electronics giant Foxconn, Jenny Chan considers what an automated future holds in store for human workers.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Woof in boots: a robotic dog provides diversion and companionship to a woman in a nursing home.

Building the future, living in the past?

Robots aren’t likely to replace postal workers in Japan, but they may soon be looking after grandma – or sharing the bed. Christopher Simons explores some of their unique impacts.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017

Audrey Watters: ‘AI is ideological’

Think of computer code as a new and powerful accomplice to legal code – the rules by which society finds itself governed. Who gets to enforce it? asks Audrey Watters.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017

The robots are coming!

Modern technological advances are making it look like millions of us will be left twiddling our thumbs, writes Steve Parry

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

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