No jobs will be safe from robots: Scientists

WASHINGTON • Drivers, caddies, sex workers – scientists warn that no job category will be safe from takeover by robots as rapid developments in artificial intelligence (AI) threaten a new era of mass unemployment. Intelligent machines 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. “We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task,” said Professor Moshe Vardi, director of the Institute for Information Technology at Rice University in Texas. Artificial intelligence ‘threat to human race’ WASHINGTON • Some of the world’s great minds have warned that artificial intelligence, including masterless drones, threatens the future of the human race. British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking said in…


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