Hanover Messe is the industrial showcase of the future. This year robots, once feared as job killers, are getting better press. The OECD says they only threaten 14 percent of jobs in the industrialized countries.
Artificial intelligence and robotics are the biggest talking points at this year's CEBIT in Hanover. While some sound optimistic about the data-driven digital revolution, others warn about its negative implications.
In a desperate bid to secure its future and reinvent itself, Europe's biggest digital tech expo is trying a new format, turning itself into a technology festival and organizing the event in early summer.
Studies have shown that artificial intelligence can reflect the very prejudices humans have tried to overcome. As AI becomes "truly ubiquitous," rights groups have called on decision-makers to address algorithmic bias.
Artificial intelligence is likely to destroy significantly fewer jobs than previously suggested, an OECD study says. But the report finds that teenagers may have a reason to be wary of the onslaught of robots.
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