Robotic & A.I. Governance•Driving Sustainable Technology•Involving Stakeholders•Providing Guidelines for Self-Regulation•Defining the Robot & A.I. ManifestoDiscover More
We are at the edge of a new era: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation are going to shape the future. Like all disruptive technologies before, they offer plenty of chances. We already see paralyzed people walk with the help of exoskeletons and the first autonomous cars make their rounds on test tracks. But there will also be challenges and issues - as there are with nuclear energy, stem-cell research, genetic engineering or the internet. The Robotic & A.I. Governance Foundation is leading the discussion about the impact of these technological disruptors on societies and humankind. It offers a platform to find the answers to such important questions like "Will the robots of the future be my companions, my competitors or "just" intelligent tools?" and "Will a program one day talk to me like a human being and I will no longer be able to spot the difference?". Our work follows clearly defined principles and we are committed to transparency, inclusion and consensus.
To address such important topics, everybody has the right to get involved: the general public, politics, research, industry, unions, … , you and me – everyone has a voice!
Common agreement can only be reached through thought exchange. This is why we believe in a ‚discourse ethical‘ approach: all stakeholders try to reach a minimum consensus.
Like the internet, disruptive technologies don’t begin or end at borders – they affect us globally. For this reason we have to look holistically at their impact on humanity and connect stakeholder groups worldwide.
As soon as the involved stakeholders agree on a set of fundamental ‚rules‘ how to use or not to use A.I. and Robotics, we will publish them in form of a Robot & A.I. Manifesto – the foundation for frameworks and guidelines for voluntary self-regulation.
To arrive at globally binding laws is nearly impossible. Like in the case of banning child labor or fostering green manufacturing for smartphones, voluntary self-regulation is the way to go. Based on the Manifesto, we will offer frameworks and guidelines.
Innovation is important and nobody wants to stop progress. In contrary: we want to foster an ecosystem that enables research and industry to drive disruptive technologies – but we have to ensure that this happens responsibly and sustainably!
Albeit it is impossible to predict the future by crystal ball reading, the cause is not lost: closely observing long-term developments with global impact on humanity (the so-called Megatrends) offers a scientifically proven way to forecast how the world of tomorrow will look like. Robotics, A.I. and Automation count within the disruptive technologies that will have the biggest impact on society in the future. The Robotic & A.I. Governance Foundation engages in Future Research to analyze and understand these trends. Based on the findings internationally renowned experts transparently develop frameworks and guidelines how to handle these technologies in a responsible and sustainable way.
2020 – 50% of German population are 50+
Future of Work
2025: 16% of U.S. jobs affected by robotics and A.I.
A.I. is Growing
2025: A.I. market will grow 5700% to 36.8 billion
Fear of Robots
2016: 60% in U.S. fear, robots will lead to fewer jobs until 2025
2030 – 53.4% of world’s population living in cities
Robots on the Rise
2010 – 2015: 59% more industrial robots sold
Future of IoT
2025: 20.7 billion connected things
140 Years of Automation
1871 – 2016: study claims in the last 140 years automation only shifted (not destroyed) jobs
Some of our most recent articles, videos and events...
Some internationally renowned experts share their view on Robotic & A.I. Governance and the Future of Robotics & A.I.
- Oussama Khatib, Director of Robotics Lab, Stanford University -
- Linda Bernardi, former Chief Innovation Officer, IBM Corp. -
- Henrik I. Christensen, UC San Diego & Editor U.S. Robotics Roadmap -
- Harald Becker, Microsoft Corp. -
- Christoph Peylo, VP Telekom Laboratories -
- Raja Chatila, IEEE AI & Ethics Initiative -
- Mady Delvaux, Member of the European Parliament -
- Hiroshi Ishiguro, Director Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University -
- Gerd Hirzinger, TU Munich & former Director of DLR Robotics -
- Bernd Liepert, President euRobotics aisbl & Chief Innovation Officer, KUKA AG -
There are different ways to get involved with the Robotic & A.I. Governance Initiative. You want to learn more? You want to help us? You want to be part of Robotic & A.I. Governance? You want to shape the Future of Automation? Great! Here are some of our next steps and how you can get involved:
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So far, we have mostly been organizing scientific events, like the 1st and 2nd IEEE IROS Futurist Forum – but there will be more! Stay tuned, meet us and discuss with us at one of our upcoming (virtual or real) events all over the globe!
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Contribute to our publications, including the Robot & A.I. Manifesto – the foundation for all our other frameworks and guidelines.
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We are constantly refining and enhancing the concept of Robotic Governance and are currently concentrating all our efforts on drafting the Robot Manifesto. Here's some of our work.
The Robotic & A.I. Governance Foundation tries to leverage a lot with a small footprint. All our work is currently driven by volunteers - Contributers, Experts, Stakeholders, .... They all engage on a honorary basis to shape a sustainable Future of Robotics, A.I. and Automation for our grandchildren - the first Generation 'R' of Robotic Natives.
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