The technologies that surround us are getting ever smarter. What does that mean for us – will computer programs and robots take control in the future? Will humans become surplus to requirements? We talked to UZH academics to find out what the future holds and to help us separate fact and fiction, the real possibilities and the fake news.
Japanese robotics engineer Hiroshi Ishiguro builds androids that can barely be distinguished from humans. The photographs in this section were taken by Maija Tammi and Cait Opperman in Ishiguro’s lab in Osaka.