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Guardian Live: A Robot's World? Panel discussion

Friday 30 June
IMAX Theatre, 19.00–20.30 (doors open 18.30)

In partnership with Guardian Live, this panel talk brings together leading thinkers in robotics, economics and politics to look at the influence of robots, artificial intelligence and increasing levels of automation on jobs, industry and the economy.

The discussion will look at those job sectors that will be the most heavily affected, and will explore how globalisation is evolving under the influence of robotics. The panel will also attempt to look ahead at the prospect of a post-work world and whether new forms of capitalism may be required in order for humans to thrive in a robot’s world.

Panellists include: University of Sheffield Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and head judge on TV’s Robot Wars Noel Sharkey. Dr Sabine Hauert, Lecturer at Bristol Robotics Lab and Bristol University, and co-founder of online community Robohub also joins us, along with Nick Srnicek, co-author of Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, and Aditya Chakrabortty, Senior Economics Commentator at the Guardian. The panel will be chaired by Guardian Science Editor Ian Sample.

For ages 18+ 


  • £13 Early booking tickets (limited availability)
  • £15 Adults
  • £14 Seniors
  • £13 Concessions

Special offer: Add a Robots exhibition ticket for 30 June to your basket and get 20% off your exhibition ticket.

Further information

  • This event features live speech-to-text subtitling for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people. This service is provided by Stagetext.

  • The Robots exhibition has limited capacity, so if you'd like to see it on the evening of the event you will need to book a timed slot.
  • If you don't pre-book an exhibition ticket, you may need to queue for the next available slot. 
  • Please allow at least 10 minutes to walk from the exhibition to the IMAX Theatre.
  • The Science Museum is open until 22.00 on Fridays. Last entry to the Robots exhibition on Fridays is 20.45.

Guardian Live: A Robot's World? Panel discussion

Look at the influence of robots with leading thinkers in robotics, economics and politics
Floor: G
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