Are you one of those people who worry that superintelligent robots will one day wipe out or enslave humanity? If so, you are in good company: Elon Musk, Bill Gates and the late Stephen Hawking have sounded this alarm.

But consider for a moment what will happen if we manage to tame the wonder-machines we or our descendants will almost certainly build.

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