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Woof in boots: a robotic dog provides diversion and companionship to a woman in a nursing home.Photo: Dmitri Alexander/National Geographic/Getty Images

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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Killer robots

We urgently need to slam the brakes on automated violence. Noel Sharkey dispels some myths about the newest arms race. Illustrations by Simon Kneebone.

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Photo: Alan Levine

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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Robocop for real, a police robot makes its debut in Dubai, May 2017. It will help citizens report crimes and answer parking ticket queries, rather than make arrests. 25 per cent of the Dubai police force will be robotic by 2030. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The age of disruption

Technology is changing society at breakneck speed but considerations of human impacts lag far behind. Dinyar Godrej sketches out some of the key political battles ahead.

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Thea Gilmore

And finally... Thea Gilmore

British singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore’s acclaimed new album The Counterweight was written during the turbulent events of 2016. She spoke to Danny Chivers about music, politics and crying on stage.

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Also out there...

Black Orchid String Band; Dream Theory in Malaya; Road to Mandalay; My Pure Land; Protest: Stories of Resistance; The Great Regression; Good Money

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Mixed Media: Books

The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk; The Gurugu Pledge by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel; Walking on Lava by The Dark Mountain Project; Out of the Wreckage by George Monbiot.

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Saz’iso – about to hit the big time?

Mixed Media: Music

At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me by Saz’iso; Frost on Fiddles by Frigg.

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Kills on Wheels – an entertaining thriller that overthrows expectations.

Mixed Media: Films

Tramontane directed and written by Vatche Boulghourjian; Kills on Wheels directed and written by Attila Till.

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Photo: Jean Paul Saint Fleur

Southern Exposure

Jean Paul Saint Fleur photographs two boys getting ready for carnival in southern Haiti.

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The Big Push, the latest book on patriarchy by Cynthia Enloe

The persistence of patriarchy

Renowned US feminist Cynthia Enloe reveals how patriarchy is adapted and sustained by its adherents – knowledge which is essential to challenging it

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Riek Machar (left) and Salva Kiir (right) sit for an official photo. Picture: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images

Worldbeaters: Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar

Richard Swift takes aim at Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar, once friends but now foes at the pinnacle of violent South Sudanese politics.

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Jamila Afghani

Making Waves: Jamila Afghani

A profile of Afghan campaigner for women’s education and rights Jamila Afghani, who started by persuading the imams. Beena Nadeem talks to the unassuming trailblazer

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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.

Christopher Simons November, 2017 507 Buy
Killer robots

We urgently need to slam the brakes on automated violence. Noel Sharkey dispels some myths about the newest arms race. Illustrations by Simon Kneebone.

Noel Sharkey November, 2017 507 Buy
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.

Audrey Watters November, 2017 507 Buy
The age of disruption

Technology is changing society at breakneck speed but considerations of human impacts lag far behind. Dinyar Godrej sketches out some of the key political battles ahead.

Dinyar Godrej November, 2017 507 Buy
And finally... Thea Gilmore

British singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore’s acclaimed new album The Counterweight was written during the turbulent events of 2016. She spoke to Danny Chivers about music, politics and crying on stage.

Danny Chivers October, 2017 506 Buy
Also out there...

Black Orchid String Band; Dream Theory in Malaya; Road to Mandalay; My Pure Land; Protest: Stories of Resistance; The Great Regression; Good Money

October, 2017 506 Buy
Mixed Media: Books

The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk; The Gurugu Pledge by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel; Walking on Lava by The Dark Mountain Project; Out of the Wreckage by George Monbiot.

October, 2017 506 Buy
Mixed Media: Music

At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me by Saz’iso; Frost on Fiddles by Frigg.

October, 2017 506 Buy
Mixed Media: Films

Tramontane directed and written by Vatche Boulghourjian; Kills on Wheels directed and written by Attila Till.

October, 2017 506 Buy
Only Planet - No need for violence

Cartoon by Marc Roberts

Marc Roberts October, 2017 506 Buy
Southern Exposure

Jean Paul Saint Fleur photographs two boys getting ready for carnival in southern Haiti.

Jean Paul Saint Fleur October, 2017 506 Buy
The persistence of patriarchy

Renowned US feminist Cynthia Enloe reveals how patriarchy is adapted and sustained by its adherents – knowledge which is essential to challenging it

Cynthia Enloe October, 2017 506 Buy
Big Bad World - Poverty Debate

Cartoon by P J Polyp

P J Polyp October, 2017 506 Buy
Worldbeaters: Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar

Richard Swift takes aim at Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar, once friends but now foes at the pinnacle of violent South Sudanese politics.

Richard Swift October, 2017 506 Buy
Making Waves: Jamila Afghani

A profile of Afghan campaigner for women’s education and rights Jamila Afghani, who started by persuading the imams. Beena Nadeem talks to the unassuming trailblazer

Beena Nadeem October, 2017 506 Read