Wales 'must focus on key areas' in relation to technological advancements if it’s to thrive, according to a futurologist.
Jessica Leigh Jones says Wales should be capitalising on its many technological successes.
Wales is already trailblazing new advances in healthcare.
One company in Cardiff has designed a new ultrasound scanning system which uses artificial intelligence to assess the same features sonographers look for during a pregnant woman’s 20 week scan.
The smart scan has been programmed with 350,000 images so it recognises what is normal and what is irregular during the check up.
The technology is now being trialled at a hospital in London and its hoped GP’s could scan pregnant women at a local surgery instead of by a sonographer at a hospital.
It’s also predicted to speed up the process.
While there are many advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence being made in Wales, there are concerns that fast-growing technologies could replace jobs.
It comes after recent reports from the Centre for Cities think tank suggested as many as 112,000 jobs could be lost to robots here by 2030.
Assembly Member Lee Waters says jobs with a repetitive element in them are most at risk.
He warns that it’s not only manual workers who are at risk.
You can see more on this story in Wales This Week: My Robot Helper. Tonight at 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales.