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Scientists Ponder How to Create Artificial Intelligence That Won’t Destroy Us

Researchers take responsibility for the futuristic monster they may build

The creators of artificially intelligent machines are often depicted in popular fiction as myopic Dr. Frankensteins who are oblivious to the apocalyptic technologies they unleash upon the world. In real life, they tend to wring their hands over the big questions: good versus evil and the impact the coming wave of robots and machine brains will have on human workers.

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