Robot panic peaked in 2015 – so where will AI go next?

Robots on the assembly line at the Tesla car plant in California, in 2013. Tesla owner Elon Musk has since warned that AI is an existential threat to mankind. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images Ever since IBM’s Deep Blue defeated then world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game contest in May 1997, humanity has been looking over its shoulder as computers have been running up the inside rail. What task that we thought was our exclusive preserve will they conquer next? What jobs will they take? And what jobs will be left for humans when they do? The pessimistic case was partly set out in the Channel 4 series Humans, about a near-future world where intelligent, human-like robots would do routine work, or stand on streets handing out flyers,…


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