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Future-Proof Your Career

Building emotional robots

  • S2E17
  • 41:11
  • June 4th 2020

Robot-fan Tom speaks to Peter van der Putten, Assistant professor in AI & Creative Research at Leiden University, and Director, Decisioning & AI Solutions, at Pegasystems. Peter researches robots, in all their forms, looking particularly at the interface between human and machine.

He and Tom discuss emotional robots, misbehaving robots, and why it's important to experiment with machines that do bad, as well as machines that do good. 

You can find out more about Peter and his projects, both academic and corporate, at these links:

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Twitter: @PetervanderP



Future-Proof Your Career

Welcome to Future-proof Your Career, your guide to the most important skills for a long, successful working life. This is a special season of the Talk About Tomorrow podcast, exploring in depth the idea of the Three Cs, three skill groups that are critical to success, in a business or as an entrepreneur. The ability to curate information, create new things, and communicate ideas. In each episode we explore a facet of one of these skills, alongside a guest. 

My name is Tom Cheesewright, I’m an applied futurist advising organisations around the globe on how to see and prepare for the future. Alongside me is my co-host Katharine McNamara, communications expert extraordinaire.