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The ethics and implications of regulating robots

Last month, European lawmakers called for legislation and an ethical framework to regulate robots. They rejected a ‘robot tax’ for owners which would have funded support for or retraining of people put out of their job by robots.

In this podcast, Dr Matthew Howard, Informatics, and Professor Karen Yeung, Law, discuss the decision.

Music: ' I Dunno' by Grapes. Licensed under creative commons from

Photo: ‘robot’ by Tim Cummins via Flickr Creative Commons


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