Robots will need to understand why they’re doing work

Topics:

Biological Sciences – The Body, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Atoms

Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion, Energy

Years: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Researchers say that robots need to know the reason why they are doing a job if they are to effectively and safely work alongside people in the near future.

This thought-provoking article highlights some of the issues of future STEM technology that are starting to arise. It could be an excellent discussion-starter to students in years 4 and above to get them thinking about the challenges of technology in the future and the ethical implication involved.

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