They’re Coming for Our Jobs

Whether you rely on Siri or Microsoft Cortana as your intelligent personal assistant, you’re placing a lot of faith in artificial intelligence. Not only are many software programs dependent on data that was once created and digitized by humans, there are no guarantees that any software package is free of bugs and glitches.In 1920, Czech playwright Karel Capek published R.U.R., a science fiction drama which introduced the word robot into the English language. Within three years, R.U.R. (which stands for Rossum’s Universal Robots) had been translated into 30 languages.By April 1968, when MGM released Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking sci-fi film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, people were beginning to learn what can go wrong when computer technology gets one step ahead of the humans who designed it.During more than 25…


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