A man and a woman sitting on a bench next to a robot

Find out whether machines built to enhance our lives could become our greatest rivals

Watch Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots, Wednesdays at 20:30 on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184) and streaming live on DStv Now and join evolutionary biologist Dr Ben Garrod and electronics engineer Professor Danielle George as they explore whether machines built to enhance our lives could one day become our greatest rivals.

With extraordinary access to the world’s leading robot makers, they will meet the trailblazing machines – the earliest robot specimens – and their most advanced descendants – to discover where this rapidly emerging ‘species’ is heading, and what that means for all of us.


These are some of the questions the show will answer:

Artificial intelligence – is humanity doomed?

Can we trust robots?

Can robots be our friends?

Will they become conscious one day?

Should robots have rights?

Who is the most beautiful robot in the world?


Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots will also be availabe on Catch Up.

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