My date with a robot
In a place, like Japan, where workers are desperately needed, the government is hoping that robots could be the answer.
Some developers believe that instead of replacing us, robots could help get more people into work. But would you let a robot read you the news, look after your children, or even, take you on a date?
BBC's Population Reporter Stephanie Hegarty went to Tokyo to meet them.
Video journalist: Natalia Zuo.