Comfort, cleanliness, care: Japan's nursing homes are using more and more robots to care for the elderly. But can humanoids replace real human contact?
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.
New government figures show that tens of thousands of professional care jobs in Germany are unfilled. One opposition politician has called the government's existing plan to tackle the shortfall "a joke."
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.
The London exhibition "Robots" presents the most exciting humanoid robots of the last 500 years. Today, robots look and act more like humans than ever before.
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