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Are Robots for the Rich and Lazy?

Last weekend the new iPhone 6S debuted with record sales, and a robot named Lucy was among the first ‘people’ to purchase it. Lucy is what is known as a telepresence robot, essentially a remotely…


Who wins in a battle of man vs. machine?

Last summer, an NPR journalist raced against a computer program in a classic battle of man vs. machine. The machine in question, an automated story generator called Wordsmith, is being used by a number of…


When ethical arguments become cliches

This summer NPR’s Fresh Air interviewed John Markoff, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning science writer behind the nonfiction book “Machines of Loving Grace.” It was a comprehensive interview that covered everything from self-driving cars to virtual reality. And…