As machines grow ever more intelligent, they're emerging not just as powerful tools, but close companions. These TED Talks offer both whizzy demos and serious ideas on our evolving relationship with robots.

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What happens when the robots take our jobs?

9 talks • 1h 57m
To lose our jobs to our future supreme AI overlords ... or to not? That's the question (and we have some surprising answers).

Wacky, weird art made by AI

4 talks • 52:12
Welcome to the new frontier in art and creativity -- and it's not human.

Pets of the future

4 talks • 53:29
Imagine a future home filled with robots in the likeness of dogs, cats and even dinosaurs ...

What can robots teach us about being human?

4 talks • 49:40
Robots reflect their creators: Us. Counterintuitive and insightful, these robots show us glimmers into what it means to be human.

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Are you ready for the impending age of robots?

Economist Robin Hanson thinks the era of ems — robots with artificial copies of human brains — could occur in the next century. Read his astonishing predictions … and prepare fo...
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