Should robots resemble humans or be easily distinguished from their masters?
Smart Technology & Living 2017
Could algorithms get to know us better than we know ourselves? From artificial intelligence to humanoid robots, smart technology will transform our daily lives. The Smart Technology & Living special report, published in The Times, features ground-breaking insights into how voice search has the potential to damage brands and notably the potential power Amazon holds over the future consumer. The online dating industry is also set to be revolutionised as we discover the impacts smart technology can have on matchmaking. Societal issues of social care and the possibility of robots becoming our friends highlight how significant and widespread the proliferation of smart tech will be in the near future. Also featured is an infographic on the voice-enabled speaker market and moral questions on how so-called smart guns could cut deaths in America
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Are smart firearms the answer to the increasingly desperate tragedy of gun-related deaths in the United States?
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A lack of awareness has held back adoption of smart-home products, but as the technology matures and use-cases evolve, consumers are increasingly realising the benefits
A smart home-security system, installed and monitored by experts, gives protection and peace of mind