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Robot dogs have unnerved and angered the public. So why is this artist teaching them to paint?
Agnieszka Pilat calls herself a ‘propaganda artist’ for technology. But when the machines are sold to governments, police and military, what’s the line between art and an ad?

Sian Cain

26, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Exhausted Amazon staff fight back against retail giant at global UK summit
Meeting in Manchester is part of worldwide action – including Black Friday protests – over tax, market abuse and workers’ rights

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Nonyelum Anigbo

22, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Fears of employee displacement as Amazon brings robots into warehouses
Digit will begin its time on the floor by shifting empty tote boxes amid concerns humans will be shifted out of jobs

Callum Jones in Seattle

19, Oct, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Social loafing’ found when working alongside robots
Study finds people tend to pay less attention when working with robots, just like with respected human colleagues

Kevin Rawlinson

18, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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The robots are coming, but older workers have less to fear than they might think | Torsten Bell
Lessons from history show that technological change doesn’t affect employment in the way some people believe

Torsten Bell

08, Oct, 2023 @9:33 AM

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AI having ‘positive impact’ on UK jobs but could increase regional inequalities, says report
Study finds new technologies have created and upskilled jobs but disparities in education and investment may affect pace of change

Philippa Kelly

20, Sep, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Japanese city to use robots to tackle rise in truancy
Schools in Kumamoto have purchased two mechanical assistants to help children regain confidence in dealing with teachers and classmates

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

06, Sep, 2023 @8:16 PM

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Robot pets are a symptom of a crisis in care | Letter
Letter: There are better ways to support care home residents, such as improving conditions for staff, writes Chris Phillipson

06, Sep, 2023 @4:52 PM

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‘It’s almost magical’: how robotic pets are helping UK care home residents
Animatronic cats and dogs have helped staff at a Bedfordshire care home to avoid medicating some residents with dementia

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

01, Sep, 2023 @10:44 AM

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Want a glimpse of dystopia? Visit the self-service checkouts | Adrian Chiles
Automated tills now take up much more space than those staffed by humans. We must resist, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

02, Aug, 2023 @3:25 PM

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A bot walks into a bar … Edinburgh fringe performers use AI to write jokes
All aspects of artificial intelligence will get the comic treatment at this summer’s festival

Vanessa Thorpe

30, Jul, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Claude 2: ChatGPT rival launches chatbot that can summarise a novel
Anthropic releases chatbot able to process large blocks of text and make judgments on what it is producing

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

12, Jul, 2023 @1:19 PM

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