The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future.

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Chief scientist of Hanson Robotics, Ben Goertzel ©, ‘Han the Robot’ (R) and ‘Sophia the Robot’ (L) participate in a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017 — ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images

By Rodney Brooks

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics — hysteria about how powerful they…

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