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Why we could all be replaced by robots in the near future

AILA, or Artificial Intelligence Lightweight Android, is pictured during a demonstration at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence on March 5, 2013.

Lately it seems like we talk about Moore's law at least once a week on our show. It's the idea that our computing power jumps forward by leaps and bounds every two years -- so fast that soon our computers will be as smart as we are.

Kevin Drum is a writer at the magazine Mother Jones, and he's just written a long piece about intelligent robots and how by the year 2025, they'll be taking ALL of our jobs. Don't worry though -- he says that's a good thing -- as long as we divvy up the computing power fairly.

 

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