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The machines have risen, but there's no need to panic

They'll replace some jobs, but what they can really displace is drudgery.

An AI project using a humanoid robot from French company Aldebaran. AI startups have raised more than US$2 billion in venture capital funding in 2017.

WE have been anticipating their arrival for decades. As far back as 1958, The New York Times wrote a story about a machine developed at Cornell University called the Perceptron. The device was said to be "the embryo of an electronic computer . . . expected to walk, talk, see, write, reproduce

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