UK Politicians: Govt is Not Prepared for Robot A.I. Future

The British government has been slammed for failing to respond to the coming advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence (A.I.), changes that will have a far-reaching impact on both the country and world. The science and technology select committee, a group of 10 members of parliament (MPs) that scrutinizes the government’s science policies, warned on Wednesday that not enough is being done to prepare for the social and ethical issues that will arise from robots and A.I. “Artificial intelligence has some way to go before we see systems and robots as portrayed in the creative arts such as Star Wars,” Dr Tania Mathias, interim chair of the committee and a Conservative MP, said in a statement. “But science fiction is slowly becoming science fact, and robotics and A.I. look destined…


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