TECH

Paul-IX Is An Automated Sketching Robot Who Can Draw Better Than You

13/11/2014 10:52 GMT | Updated 13/11/2014 10:59 GMT

The news that roughly a third of all jobs in Britain will be automated within 20 years had one sliver of positivity: creative jobs can't be automated.

The theory goes that robots just can't be as spontaneous and artistic as human brains, and that gradually more of our jobs will rely on these sorts of skills.

So may we present the most depressing sight of the day: Paul-XI, a robot who can draw. And draw just like you. For this robot doesn't just print photos, it actually looks at objects through a camera and reproduces them in a defiantly artistic manner, like a sketch artist.

Take a look at the robot in action, and then cry from your pathetic human eyeballs.