Is a robot going to take over your job? Future tech expert answers all the important questions about AI

The robots are coming, and may be about to take your livelihoods, your lovers and even your lives.

Assassination drones, intelligent cyber attacks and ultra-realistic humanoid bots are all predicted to be part of the unstoppable Artificial Intelligence revolution.

Only this week Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, warned AI has the potential to wipe out thousands of UK jobs.

And today arms firm Kalashnikov unveiled Igorek, a 4.5-tonne bulletproof prototype robot which can walk and hold weapons in giant claws, at the Army 2018 Fair near Moscow.

But AI could also be a huge force for good, improving safety, healthcare and education – as well as adding £12.2trillion to the global economy by 2030.

Prof Max Tegmark, author of book Life 3.0, is trying to ensure humans and robots coexist peacefully as head of The Future of Life Institute, set up with £7.8million from space pioneer Elon Musk.

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