How AI Will Rewire Us

The Atlantic on 2019-03-04

For better and for worse, robots will alter humans’ capacity for altruism, love, and friendship

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By Nicholas A. Christakis

Fears about how robots might transform our lives have been a staple of science fiction for decades. In the 1940s, when widespread interaction between humans and artificial intelligence still seemed a distant prospect…