When your colleague is a robot


How will future technology change our workplaces? One thing we can be sure of is that this is just the beginning...

According to designer and futurologist Jennifer Magnolfi, the biggest change will be that people and machines with artificial intelligence will collaborate and interact with each other. This is a development which is already a reality in space stations and workplaces with cutting-edge technology where you literally share your desk with robots.

"It's a development which will not only change the way we think and reason but also the nature of our requirements. Artificial intelligence will soon be built into our walls and interior design. It will be everywhere," says Jennifer Magnolfi.

Watch and listen to Jennifer's fascinating lecture Work talk about how we must adapt our interior design for both people and machines here. Whether or not having a coffee break with a robot will be an enjoyable experience is another story.