Why Helsinki's Library Robots Aren't Important

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    Tom ScottTom Scott

    duración: 4:44

    Oodi, the new Helsinki Library, has robots to help reshelve books. They get a lot of press attention. But they're not the important part of the library: here's why.
    Thanks to all the team at Oodi: www.oodihelsinki.fi/
    Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
    With thanks to librarian-ESfilmsr Peter Musser for script checking: m.esfilms.net/ch-UC37J30wHpQOtc1vzuN6OdDAvideos

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fallingwater
fallingwater

Hackerspace, library, kitchen, gaming spot and social meeting place with robots scurrying around. It's a good thing I don't live in Helsinki or I would spend in there every waking minute of my life.

Hace 2 horas
A. Elrond D.
A. Elrond D.

I wish my local library had 3d printers for public use uWu

Hace 7 horas
Cypher791
Cypher791

Get out of the robots way 🙄

Hace 18 horas
Albert Lindgren
Albert Lindgren

i live in Helsinki and have never seen those robots before... haha

Hace 20 horas
Mi AN
Mi AN

What! I didn’t know you were here in Helsinki. Hope you had a good time.

Hace un día
Jolly Knight
Jolly Knight

1:40 that legend playing CSGO in minecraft

Hace un día
Spiderwaffles
Spiderwaffles

Tom Scott 2019: "Most people can read a map or follow directions." Me: *laughs in customer service*

Hace un día
PuddyCat
PuddyCat

I’m moving to Finland.

Hace un día
Lxender
Lxender

I want my city to have such a space

Hace un día
Screech
Screech

But how does the robot use the elevator?

Hace un día
FluffieCat27
FluffieCat27

Leave them alone! They're trying their best.

Hace 5 días
Julian Daugaard
Julian Daugaard

Oh hey, they got UR-bots. Always nice to spot your work in the wild

Hace 6 días
Unknownz 123
Unknownz 123

Wow I never expected a gaming room

Hace 6 días
Ian Hay
Ian Hay

This place sounds like heaven

Hace 7 días
BakedBeans
BakedBeans

i've been there a few times, and it's really cool, especially to wonder around with friends

Hace un día
kiwimotion
kiwimotion

How tf can they afford vr systems + multiple gaming pcs? Arent they funded by the government?

Hace 8 días
Jeremy Savva
Jeremy Savva

03:04 damn!

Hace 8 días
Rg pro
Rg pro

1:44 whoever a playing has a nice choice in games!

Hace 8 días
Kirby has Feet
Kirby has Feet

I used to work as something like a librarian at my school It was so fun I just had to help with people checking in books or out, clean the library, sort the books.

Hace 9 días
D'jango Markov
D'jango Markov

1:40 That kid playing fortnite, i used to play neopets at the library.

Hace 10 días
Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis

Hideous architecture

Hace 11 días
Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis

@BakedBeans I don't care what you think

Hace un día
BakedBeans
BakedBeans

i think it's cool

Hace un día
Fmono • 38 years ago • Updated
Fmono • 38 years ago • Updated

Human: "You are not important" Robot: **makes up secret plan to take over the planet and eliminate all of humanity**

Hace 11 días
Patryk Matusiewicz
Patryk Matusiewicz

Wherever I turn its robots, and somehow mainstream media wants to convince me that Andrew Yang is irrelevant.

Hace 12 días
thebeatles112
thebeatles112

public libraries are communist

Hace 12 días
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h

"jen-ray" k

Hace 13 días
NOT_Leksa
NOT_Leksa

Torilla tavataan

Hace 13 días
Brack Carmony
Brack Carmony

I mean some librarians do that. Not all... Not by a long shot...

Hace 13 días
Bobo
Bobo

"Yo books are whack, illiteracy gang forever!" - Albert Einstein

Hace 13 días
Nicole M
Nicole M

Fire all librarians! Buy more robots! What are librarians but failed teachers and what are failed teachers but those who literally failed at everything else?

Hace 13 días
Lajos Winkler
Lajos Winkler

And then in Croatia, there's books on quackery and pseudoscience in the science section. So much about "truth". :(

Hace 13 días
SBTubbster
SBTubbster

But can these robots trade me a mending book?

Hace 14 días
censorship bites
censorship bites

Sounds great and all, but the activities described mean that this building isn't so much a library but a community center or learning annex. In other words, why build a library at all when you could just build a community center or learning annex? What's the benefit of having a library perform non-library functions? Librarians are organizers of libraries, not class instructors or 3-D printer operators, so aren't they largely superfluous at the Oodi? (Obviously you can't see me, but I'm asking not to be argumentative but because I'm genuinely curious).

Hace 15 días
alZiiHardstylez
alZiiHardstylez

I wish there was more of a thing in Australia. Perhaps one 'big' community type library like this rather than a bunch of poorly staffed, uninspired, aesthetically unappealing libraries. Probably less in the long term for the government and might help make libraries relevant again.

Hace 15 días
David Schlotterback
David Schlotterback

Shef da bukes

Hace 15 días
Boeing 333
Boeing 333

I live in finland :)

Hace 15 días
PastelStudios
PastelStudios

wow i wish libraries were like this in the states

Hace 16 días
CEO Hannah Bannanah
CEO Hannah Bannanah

In terms of access to books 4 the rich etc., unfortunately in Britain you need an address to get a library card, and money to use the internet, so.. homeless people do not have the privellege of public libraries

Hace 17 días
Jack Dog
Jack Dog

THEY’RE IMPORTANT TO ME, TOM!

Hace 17 días
Smiley P
Smiley P

Wow, this is amazing! A free, fun place to go to aquire knowledge and skills, use equipment that one might have difficulty obtaining on their own, and play video games! It's almost like the ideas behind socialism *aren't* the literal incarnation of Satan, who'da thunk!

Hace 17 días
That one kid who likes memes
That one kid who likes memes

äijät suomi mainittu torilla tavataan!!

Hace 18 días
Giovanni Pezzin
Giovanni Pezzin

Can anybody help with a program? In a colorsequence following robot, using visual basic, I need to build in obstacle recognition and avoidance

Hace 18 días
Designator
Designator

They should all have googly eyes, regardless of role. Just because.

Hace 18 días
Tigar tar
Tigar tar

Meanwhile our local library is the size of a small supermarket if even that :( even the city library's arent anywhere near as big and all are underfunded its sad

Hace 18 días
Yan Shyla
Yan Shyla

Oh god that library is good.

Hace 18 días
Владимир Пукин
Владимир Пукин

They should block fortnite on those computers, libraries are not about degradation

Hace 18 días
Jon Adamich
Jon Adamich

I'm glad we have Tom Scott in this world.

Hace 18 días
skaltura
skaltura

DAMN! I live very near, and i had *NFI* they had this kind of tech ... or to think about it, i have not even seen this new library, nor had idea it's this friggin' cool looking building. I guess i know what i'll be doing very soon :)

Hace 18 días
148 159
148 159

Seems like these robots are important??? Typo Tom??

Hace 18 días
Ani-mate
Ani-mate

Haha, library's here in the USA seem cryptic in contrast to Oodi....

Hace 18 días
Rod Farva
Rod Farva

Aaaaand this is why $0.80 cents of every dollar you make in Sweden goes to taxes!

Hace 18 días
00F
00F

Sweden?

Hace 18 días
Flurbudurbur
Flurbudurbur

is that minecraft with guns at 1:40?

Hace 19 días
Misanthrope
Misanthrope

I somehow regret cancelling my studies in this field, working as an archivist or librarian would have been nice. ... But I guess studying Game Design is nice too.

Hace 19 días
Veikko Räty
Veikko Räty

Kiitos Tom, erittäin viileää!

Hace 19 días
Kode_2005
Kode_2005

Torilla tavataan! :)

Hace 19 días
Salih Gulli
Salih Gulli

dahenan robot OK

Hace 20 días
Jack Kraken
Jack Kraken

Can I immigrate to that library?

Hace 20 días
Bean
Bean

These sorts of things get me really excited!! I work in the library field and my job would be a lot harder without the current technologies available.

Hace 20 días
Random Dude
Random Dude

Krunker?

Hace 20 días
HaleyHalcyon - Gaming Channel
HaleyHalcyon - Gaming Channel

I would argue that they're important exactly because it does unimportant things

Hace 20 días
Kia Uneton
Kia Uneton

Suomi mainittu torille

Hace 21 un día
Oiva
Oiva

Like jos oot suomalainen

Hace 21 un día

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