China Exclusive: NYT reporter says robots are coming, but human jobs are safe

by Xinhua writers Yao Yuan and Ji Shaoting BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — A new wave of artificial intelligence (AI) could fundamentally change the world, with driverless cars navigating through traffic jams, celebrity avatars chatting with fans on Twitter and robot caregivers and companions in nursing homes. This is the far-off future as presented by Pulitzer-winning New York Times tech reporter John Markoff in his new book, “Machines of Loving Grace,” in which the longtime observer of Silicon Valley discusses how humans can cope with the advent of the AI era. “In the coming years, artificial intelligence and robotics will have an impact on the world more dramatic than the changes personal computing and the Internet have brought in the past three decades,” Markoff writes. In an interview with Xinhua…


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