AI and robots threaten mass unemployment, scientists warn

©Dreamstime Scientists have warned of the serious prospect of mass unemployment that could affect everyone from drivers to sex workers, triggered by rapid strides in the development of artificial intelligence and robotics. After many false starts, intelligent machines have reached a point from which they will soon replace human workers in all sectors of the economy, senior computer scientists told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington at the weekend. More On this topic IN Global Economy “We are approaching the time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task,” said Moshe Vardi, computer science professor at Rice University in Texas. “Society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: if machines are capable to doing almost any work humans…


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