January 2, 2018
THEY listen, they talk and very soon, according to some experts, they will be taking over our homes, our jobs and our lives.
Thousands of us unwrapped voice-activated electronic devices on Christmas Day.
Amazon’s Alexa service, Apple’s Home Pod and Google’s Home speakers were among the best-sellers.
Recognising the human voice, the gadgets can play music, search the web, shop online, check the weather and even switch on the lights or control the central heating.
But while we are getting to grips with our new interactive electronics, a report last week sounded alarm bells over the implications of rapidly improving artificial intelligence.
The study, from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) warns of thousands of jobs being lost to robots – with those on lowest wages likely to be hardest hit.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:39 am