Siri, Alexa, Cortana - the default voice of most digital assistants is female, polite and deferential. Why is artificial intelligence female? Is it because the workforce developing it is predominantly male?
The robots are back, and they're even more networked. The possibilities of automation are growing as this year's Hanover industry fair shows, and more companies are collaborating on AI. Steven Beardsley reports.
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.
With the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas just around the corner, market researcher Steve Koenig weighs in on the proliferation of AI, the importance of 5G and Germany's presence at the world's largest trade show.
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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