Recode Daily: Using robots to scalp ‘Hamilton’ tickets or crash democracy is the kind of evil that …

Robots are getting better at impersonating humans, and robots posing as people have already become a menace. For popular Broadway shows (“Hamilton,” anyone?), it is bots, not humans, that may do most of the ticket buying. When directed by bad actors and sometimes even nation-states, robots pose a particular threat to democratic societies, which are premised on being open to the people. [Tim Wu / The New York Times] Elon Musk isn’t afraid of the technological future, but he wants to regulate artificial intelligence before it’s too late and the robots take over. Musk also told a gathering of U.S. governors that the biggest risk to autonomous cars is a “fleet-wide hack” of the software controlling them, and that in 20 years, owning a car that doesn’t drive itself will be the equivalent of someone today owning a horse. You can watch Musk’s talk here. [Kurt Wagner / Recode] “Game of Thrones” isn’t the biggest show on TV, numbers-wise. But for the media business, it’s bigger than the Oscars and the Super Bowl — the peakest Peak TV. Trailers, podcasts and especially immediate online recaps of episodes are part of a symbiotic cottage castle industry of “Thrones”-related content. [Peter Kafka…


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