WW archiveIssue 1061
04 June 2015
In service of humanity?
Can robots and artificial intelligence be subordinated to human need? Yassamine Mather examines the issues
The word ‘robot’ (or robota - a term used by a Czech writer Karel Capek) means hard labour, servitude. But the reality is that the robots we are facing in our time are sometimes just software - we use the term ‘software robots’ in the industry - and sometimes they deal with the automation of parts of microsurgery, so we are no longer talking of hard labour as such.
Grow a pair; Unfortunate; Saturday stall; Very proud; Zombie; Fight bill; Truths
At last a Labour leftwinger throws his hat in the ring. Eddie Ford comments on the Labour leadership contest
Why is the Middle East in turmoil? Daniel Harvey reports on the day school organised by Hands Off the People of Iran
Paul Demarty is shocked - shocked! - to discover financial impropriety at the top of world football
In his speech to the May 30, Hands Off the People of Iran day school, Mike Macnair looked at the inconsistencies of US strategy in the Middle East
Robbie Rix really wants that hat trick
There is no viable radical left alternative, writes Toby Abse
LU ought to contest the GLA elections, urges Sarah McDonald - including standing a mayoral candidate
The Provisional Central Committee makes its voting recomendation