19. Robots Part Two: Bots, Drones, Wearables & The Autonomous Future Innovation19 with Daniel Anstandig

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On the second part of this three-part series on Robots, Futuri CEO Daniel Anstandig looks at the bodies artificial intelligence are inhabiting. While most of our sci-fi assumes that robots will be built to look human, in real life, they’re anything but. The most ubiquitous robots are service bots built for e-commerce – like the over 200,000 robots Amazon has working in their warehouses – or cleaning, like Roombas. No one would say they look anything like people, but they get the job done; so well, in fact, that Fortune has said that automation could replace 40% of human jobs in the next 15 years. Other robots include drones, delivery bots, self-driving cars, and robot pets; Samsung has even unveiled a robot butler. Then there’s the wearables, like Apple Glass, Eyeborg, VR headsets, and more that incorporate robotics into our own bodies. As with the first episode on the robot mind, Daniel is excited about all this technology, but wants to keep what’s unique about humanity front and center. As we approach an increasingly automated economy, how should we be rethinking work and society to give humans more time to be human? Find out on this episode about the robot body, and don’t miss the final installment tackling the trickiest question of all: Can a robot have a soul?

On the second part of this three-part series on Robots, Futuri CEO Daniel Anstandig looks at the bodies artificial intelligence are inhabiting. While most of our sci-fi assumes that robots will be built to look human, in real life, they’re anything but. The most ubiquitous robots are service bots built for e-commerce – like the over 200,000 robots Amazon has working in their warehouses – or cleaning, like Roombas. No one would say they look anything like people, but they get the job done; so well, in fact, that Fortune has said that automation could replace 40% of human jobs in the next 15 years. Other robots include drones, delivery bots, self-driving cars, and robot pets; Samsung has even unveiled a robot butler. Then there’s the wearables, like Apple Glass, Eyeborg, VR headsets, and more that incorporate robotics into our own bodies. As with the first episode on the robot mind, Daniel is excited about all this technology, but wants to keep what’s unique about humanity front and center. As we approach an increasingly automated economy, how should we be rethinking work and society to give humans more time to be human? Find out on this episode about the robot body, and don’t miss the final installment tackling the trickiest question of all: Can a robot have a soul?