Arts Dec 14

Why automation won’t put artists out of work just yet

Creative fields are often held up as careers that are least threatened by the advancement of artificial intelligence. But computers and robots have already proven they can contribute to and change the arts, especially in commercial ways.

Futurologists have been predicting the automation armageddon -- robots replacing human workers -- for decades. Has the future finally arrived? Economics correspondent Paul Solman visits Silicon Valley to talk with leading tech thinkers and computer scientists about whether humanity is…

Last year, we broke the story of a robot being being developed to fight invasive lionfish. This spring, the prototype landed in the open ocean for the first time. Here’s how they took the idea from paper to practice.

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