'Sophia the Robot' is seen on stage before a discussion by Hanson Robotics about Sophia's multiple intelligences and artificial intelligence at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
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Abacus by Tom Holland

Artificial intelligence: Relax, Flippy the robot is not about to steal your job

Despite dire warnings of a massive wave of smart machines coming to take all the jobs, Luddites should rest easy – history shows they will just get better, higher-paying jobs in the bargain

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'Sophia the Robot' is seen on stage before a discussion by Hanson Robotics about Sophia's multiple intelligences and artificial intelligence at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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