Supporters of Industry 4.0 insist it is a force for good. It serves to relieve humans of strenuous and monotonous work – and can also play a part in creative and social professions.
With increasing developments in artificial intelligence, fear of the unknown is growing. DW has spoken to Professor Zoubin Ghahramani who works with AI - and knows all about its pros and cons.
Sound is a powerful device. It's used in war to disorientate the enemy, and in cities to hold back protesters or disperse "loitering" teenagers. Plus, it's "media friendly." So is sonic weaponry better than a gun?
With the latest software now using artificial intelligence and algorithms to compose and produce music, will song creators be out of a job? Or will music always need a human touch? DW's George Sims reports.
The European Parliament rejected plans for a "robot tax" back in February, but plenty of people remain in favor. Could the taxation of automation become part of our future? Arthur Sullivan reports.
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