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Hedging your bets against sex robots? AI ‘could result in half of world being unemployed’

Scientist Moshe Vardi informs colleagues that change could come within a matter of just 30 years, with few professions immune to effect of advanced artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence could put more than half the planet’s population out of a job, a computer scientist says. Photograph: Science Picture Co./Corbis

Machines could put more than half the world’s population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday that artificial intelligence’s threat to the economy should not be understated.

Expert Moshe Vardi told the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): “We a...

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