A Top Roboticist Says A.I. Will Not Conquer Humanity

Cars will drive themselves, robots will clean your toilet—but exponential progress is unlikely

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IfIf you imagine the technologies that will define daily life in 50 years, it’s tempting to think of Arthur C. Clarke’s dictum that advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. You might envision the world of 2069…