In this truly future-forward podcast, David Ewing Duncan, celebrated author of Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human-Robot Futures, shares his insight and thoughts about the future society that is coming, as robotics and AI become more a part of our daily experience each year.
Duncan has written on many topics but he has a particular interest in artificial intelligence and robotics. In this interesting podcast, Duncan provides a detailed overview of his book, Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human-Robot Futures. The book digs deep into the why and how of modern robotic systems and AI, considering the implications for society and thoughts on where we are headed with robotics. Duncan considers many possible futures—24 scenario visions of human-robot futures considering everything from Politician Bots to Warrior Bots, Sex Bots and beyond.
The science author talks smart technology, discussing how it is already upon us, with commonplace technology such as Uber, etc. Duncan discusses the issues of ethics and morality in regard to robotics, and shares his thoughts on important issues concerning robotics and AI, such as programming of systems, government regulations, and more.
Duncan has penned ten books to date, published in 21 languages. He is a respected science journalist for print, television, and radio and a regular contributor to important periodicals, such as Wired, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Atlantic, and more.