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When Will Robots Take Over the World?

Jul 17, 2014 | 28 videos
Video by The Atlantic

At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of futurists, technology experts, and artists to predict the future of robotics. So, will machines revolt against humans? Maybe not, but as Duke University professor Missy Cummings explains, they may have already won. "We don't even realize where robots are in our world," she says.

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Authors: Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Sam Price-Waldman, Paul Rosenfeld

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