Frontier issues: Artificial intelligence and development

With the rapid technological advancement of recent years, computers are increasingly encroaching on domains that were previously considered exclusively human. The astonishing progress in such areas as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, 3D printing and genetics has enabled computers to perform the tasks of architects, medical doctors, music composers and even a 16th century Dutch master of painting.

Nearly every day brings news of remarkable feats achieved by computers or robots, and with them a gnawing question: Will machines edge us out of brain jobs?

A new report by UN DESA’s Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD) finds some of these calculations unrealistic. The study offers several reasons why our planet is not on track to becoming a robot’s world just yet.

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