Will a robot steal my job?

Mary Ellen Foster

In this webinar conversation in the Questions of our Times series, Dr Mary Ellen Foster, Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, who works in the area of socially aware human-robot interaction, gives her personal views on the promise of the AI revolution, ethical concerns about the future of robots in human society, superintelligence and religion, and the question, Will a robot steal my job?

Dr Mary Ellen Foster recently coordinated the MuMMER project, a European Horizon 2020 project in the area of socially aware human-robot interaction, and is currently coordinating a UK/Canada collaborative project investigating the use of socially intelligent robots in paediatric emergency rooms.

She obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2007, and has previously worked at the Technical University of Munich and Heriot-Watt University.

Mary Ellen Foster homepage – for her research interests and publications

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Nigel Bovey

The host for Questions of our Times is Major Nigel Bovey, former editor of the Salvation Army magazine The War Cry, and the author of several books. His latest book, Browsing the Bible is a guide for anyone who wants to get started (or who wants to keep on reading) the Bible. Find our review of the book here: A guide to browsing the Bible.