Will robots take over the world?

Robots are now a reality. We rely on them to help us, but as they become more powerful could they take over the world?

Watch

Watch this video and consider the question: Will robots take over the world?

Watch a brief introduction to the debate: will robots take over the world?

Discuss

Controversial issues in science make for great discussion topics. The following video shows students your age expressing a range of opinions about whether or not robots will take over the world. Get together with your friends and discuss the issue!

Listen to secondary students debating whether robots will take over the world. What do you and your friends think?

Decide

This video contains some final opinions. Have you come to a decision yet? What are your reasons?

Watch this video journal and listen to the point of view. What's your opinion?

Did you know?

  • The word robot comes from the Czech word ‘robota’ which means forced labour.
  • In 1996 a computer called Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in a game of chess; the first time a machine defeated a reigning world chess champion.
  • In 2017 self-driving robots that travel along pavements started delivering take-away meals in London.