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Of Man and Machine

A new exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore poses questions about life with robots.

LIKE IT OR NOT, technology has become part and parcel of human life. While we're happy to rely on our smartphones or relegate household chores to all manner of domestic robots, the picture is less clear when it comes to our livelihood. What will we do when jobs traditionally done by humans can be done more effectively by robots?

This conundrum is the subject of the Red Dot Design Museum's latest exhibition, Human-Nature, which explores how humans coexist with robots, machine learning and big data. It puts the spotlight on Red Dot winners from various disciplines including innovative products, research concepts, communication works and art. But rather than painting a dystopian future, the exhibition...

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