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Robots v People

April 19th, 2016

Episode 505 of 836 episodes

As a driverless car and a fleet of lorries complete tours of China and Europe respectively, we speak to Richard Watson, Futurist in Residence at the Foresight Practice at Imperial College in London, about what rapid advances in artificial intelligence mean for humans. Also, we hear from the BBC's Regan Morris about the revival of independent bookshops in the US. And Wandi S. Brata, chief executive of Gramedia publishing, talks to us about publishing in Indonesia since the fall of President Suharto. (Photo: IBM stand hostess talks to a NAO Watson robot at the 2016 CeBIT trade fair in Germany. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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