Some interesting ideas on the critical role of solid research to explore new scenarios brought about by AI and the changing shape of work. The 'team nature' between robots and humans - what will that look like?
Careful study, Nature naturally argues, is something that (human) scientists and other academics excel at. As the 2016 editorial put it, “it is crucial that progress in technology is matched by solid, well-funded research to anticipate the scenarios it could bring about”, such as impacts on mental health and management, and how humans interact with robots. It’s important, too, to study possible political and economic reforms that will allow those usurped by machinery to contribute to society.