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US workers struggle to keep up as robots grow smarter

The ALO, a robot butler by Savioke, delivering an order of fresh towels to a room at the Aloft Hotel in California. Economists have long argued that, just as buggy- makers gave way to car factories, technology would create as many jobs as it destroyed. Now, many are not so sure.

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A MACHINE that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people's rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that the Los Angeles Times