Smart Robots Make Strides, but There’s No Need to Flee Just Yet

By CLYDE HABERMAN March 6, 2016 It may not strike everyone as the loftiest ambition: creating machines that are smarter than people. Not setting the bar terribly high, is it? So the more cynical might say. All the same, an array of scientists and futurists are convinced that the advent of devices with superhuman intelligence looms in the not-distant future. The prospect fills some of our planet’s brainiest specimens with dread. They include certified smart men like Bill Gates of Microsoft, the physicist Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, head of SpaceX. Messrs. Hawking and Musk have been especially grim. “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Mr. Hawking told the BBC in 2014. At about the same time, Mr. Musk worried that “with artificial intelligence,…


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