Robot Cars Aren’t Dangerous—People Are

In every age of human civilization, our ability to create transformative new technology has consistently outpaced our ability to understand its full impact. As a result, we tend to project ourselves onto our potent but baffling creations, imagining them to be the heralds of utopian bliss or dehumanizing decline depending on our established values. Thus predictions about and discussions of the future effects of new technologies tend to tell us far more about ourselves than about the technologies themselves. Today, no new technology elicits such revelatory projections as artificial intelligence. From factory jobs to internet traffic, robots seem to be replacing humans in critical aspects of our economy and culture at a blinding pace, opening a profound debate about whether replacing human minds and bodies with software and steel will benefit or harm our societies…


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