Tech Take me to your leader! MPs to quiz robot Published 2 months ago on October 11, 2018 By Jamie Hendricks Share Tweet Image copyright Softbank Robotics A robot is to be questioned by a panel of MPs in what they are claiming is a first for UK democracy (regular viewers of Parliament may beg to differ). Pepper – “a culturally aware” robot – was designed to assist with the care of older people. But next Tuesday she will be assisting members of the education select committee understand the impact of artificial intelligence. The committee will also quiz human experts during the session. Pepper – who is part of an international research project funded by the EU and the Japanese government – is likely to be the star turn. The committee will hear about her work with students at Middlesex University, including a project involving teaching primary school children. After a demonstration by Pepper, the MPs will look at how robots can be used to support learning and how robotics will transform the workplace and classroom of the future. Credit:BBC Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics: Up Next US weapons systems can be ‘easily hacked’ Don't Miss iDevices Thermostat review: This inexpensive smart thermostat works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, too Continue Reading You may like Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics25 mins ago Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Not long before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle vowed to live a “life less stifled” and to “take a... Sports35 mins ago Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Giuseppe Marotta arrives to attend the draw for UEFA Champions League at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Giuseppe Marotta has... World37 mins ago Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says The Patriarch of Constantinople was wrong to declare Ukraine no longer subject to the Russian Orthodox Church as the conflict... Business54 mins ago Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Jobs for everyone. After a grueling public process involving bids from over 200 cities…oh, wait, no. Apple skipped all that... World1 hour ago Ian Naude: Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Ian Naude was being investigated for sex offences when he became a student officer... Most Read Tech1 week ago YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m Sports7 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports7 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?