Robotics in Focus

Artificial intelligence, robotics, and technology are changing the very fabric of our societies, from how we process information and vote to the quality of our jobs and work. Yet this revolutionary impact on our lives is systemically under-discussed across the political spectrum, though some Green Parties in Europe have started to take action.

Start off with our Green Observatory on robotics and AI for an overview of the situation around Europe. Read or watch our interview with (former) MEP Jean Phillip Albrecht about the sinister implications of some developments. Next, journalist and author Tiffany Blandin talks about the huge impact of AI and robotics on jobs. Watch or read Aaron Sterniczky’s talk with MIT professor Aleksandra Przegalińska about what changes are underway and some possible solutions.

Round it off with three pieces from our archives: Henning Meyer on the ‘digital revolution‘, Aaron Sterniczky on the connection between populism and technology, and an interview from our ‘Fear and Trembling‘ edition about security threats and technology.

Articles in this focus

Green Observatory: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Experts and politicians around Europe discuss the state of the AI and robotics debate in their country and the position of the Green party.

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Minds of Their Own? Why We Need to Get Up to Speed on Robotics

From self-driving cars to intelligent implants – we’re living in an increasingly automated world, yet the legal safeguards are lagging behind.

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Job-Robbing Robots

The impact of robotisation and artificial intelligence on jobs and work will be huge, so why are politicians not talking about it, let alone planning for it? An interview with Tiffany Blandin by Benjamin Joyeux.

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To Fear or Not to Fear the Robot

Most politicians turn a blind eye but it has never been more crucial – how can we prepare for artificial intelligence’s increasing power and role in our lives?

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Understanding The Digital Revolution And What It Means

What concrete changes can we expect from the ‘digital revolution’ & how can we deal with changes to work, policy-wise? Does a basic income help?

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The Robot and Donald Trump: Technology and the Rise of Populism in the West

What can be done to reconcile technological progress and civic democracy?

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Invisible Threats: The Digital Dangers to our Real Lives

New technology developing at breakneck speed has left laws behind and increasingly puts not only our privacy but our immediate safety at risk.

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