We must prepare better for the rise of the robots, say MPs

Robots will soon be part of everyday life but too little thought has been given to the ethical and social implications, say MPs Artificial intelligence is set to “fundamentally” change the way people live and work but the government is failing to prepare for the transformation, MPs have warned. Technological advances such as driverless cars and supercomputers that can help doctors with medical diagnosis mean science fiction is becoming science fact, according to a report. Share Go To But although there is “some way to go before we see systems and robots as portrayed in films like Star Wars”, the government’s role in preparing for the change is “lacking”, the Science and Technology Committee says. Tania Mathias, acting chairwoman of the committee, warned: “Science fiction is slowly becoming science fact,…


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