Your Helpful Colleague the Robot

ENLARGE Photo: Getty Images/Blend Images RM By Bill Ingram May 10, 2016 6:41 p.m. ET 2 COMMENTS Ten years after IBM IBM 1.78 % ’s Deep Blue supercomputer stunned the world by beating world chess champion Garry Kasparov, artificial intelligence has scored another historic victory. In March, Google’s AlphaGo software trounced South Korea’s Lee Se-dol, the 18-time world champion of the ancient Chinese board game Go, four games to one. What’s the big deal? Go is widely considered the most challenging and intuitive board game ever created, even more complex than chess. Artificial-intelligence gurus expected human intelligence to dominate the game for the next decade. Stories like these have fueled concerns about technological advances. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that “65% of Americans expect that within 50 years…


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