Japan's society is aging fast, skilled workers are hard to get by. At the Cebit fair in Hanover, Germany, there's also a big show of Japanese robots meant to fill the gaps in the service and health industries.
While headway in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry has many worried about potential jobs losses, others see this as a perfect opportunity to nurture an economy that is completely human-based.
Japanese conglomerate Sony has brought back Aibo, its iconic mechanical dog. But this time the pup is not just cute and cuddly, it is also loaded with improved artificial intelligence making it more dog-like.
Oh, you brave new world. At tech fairs like CeBIT, the air is buzzing with enthusiasm for artificial intelligence. But how do people here feel about robots taking our jobs? Malte Rohwer-Kahlmann went to find out.
China wants to base its future economic growth on highly developed automated systems in the workplace. DW's Frank Sieren says that although this is an important strategic step globally, it poses great risks domestically.
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