AI & Robotics

The US lead in AI is under threat as China steps up investment; why slow progress in the automation of social care alarms an ageing Japan; and do robots need morality lessons from Mary Poppins? Plus: a British start-up that is democratising industrial robots

Race for innovation blunts efforts to safeguard basic rights

In the nature-versus-nurture tech debate, we look to the world’s most famous nanny

Collaborative robots market expected to snowball to $12.3bn by 2025

Local industry is growing fast but there are signs of a pushback

Budget cuts and immigration curbs risk undermining fight for competitive edge

Forerunner in automation worried about progress being too slow rather than too fast