|25 November 2016|

Holland

How will labour be divided between humans and robots?

A new free to download e-book offers ‘a nuanced picture of the promise and consequences of the rise of robots in society’, according to its authors.

RoboValley launched its important contribution to the debate last month. It moves beyond the polarised tabloids headlines obsessing between ‘endless promise’ and the end of jobs as we know it.

Journalists Bennie Mols and Bram Vermeer, along with radio host Karin van den Boogaert have produced an engaging e-book incorporating ‘interviews, background stories, podcast debates and video’ to help inform people by answering a variety of questions – in detail rather than in soundbites: Will the elderly remain independent longer thanks to robots?  Will a robot chef ever earn stars for its restaurant? These are just a taster of the variety of issues discussed.

The e-book: Living with robots, How robots are changing society is bilingual can be downloaded for free from livingwithrobots.info – all materials are in both English and Dutch.