2020 Expert Outlook on Technology
19 Dec 2019
2020 Expert Outlook on Technology

How will robotic companions provide physical and emotional support? Could hands-free devices replace smartphones? And what are people doing to manage digital overload? In this part of the 2020 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how innovation and distrust are shaping tech usage.

Joanne Pransky

Joanne Pransky is a robotics expert, futurist, and the associate editor of The Industrial Robot Journal. Widely recognised as the ‘world's first robotic psychiatrist’, her work involves understanding and consulting on issues concerning human-robot relationships.

Marc Palatucci

Marc Palatucci is an associate at the Future Today Institute and a futurist with specialisations in technology, strategic foresight, art, and society.

Greig Paul

Greig Paul is a cyber-security consultant and the lead mobile networks and security engineer at the University of Strathclyde. He is currently working on the 5G RuralFirst project.

Matilda Ruck

Matilda Ruck is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. She has a degree in politics and philosophy as well as a foundation in psychotherapy. She's passionate about exploring the interplay between creativity, psychology and culture. Outside of work, you can find her writing short stories, tending to her ginger cat Thomas O’Malley, or oscillating between yoga and karaoke practice.