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Blue Sky Innovation: AI won’t kill you, but ignoring it might kill your business, experts say

Posted: March 3 2017 by Paul Kitti - Press

Relax. Artificial intelligence is making our lives easier, but won’t be a threat to human existence, according to panel of practitioners in the space.

“One of the biggest misconceptions today about autonomous robots is how capable they are,” said Brenna Argall, faculty research scientist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, during a Chicago Innovation Awards event Wednesday.

“We see a lot of videos online showing robots doing amazing things. What isn’t shown is the hours of footage where they did the wrong thing,” she said. “The reality is that robots spend most of their time not doing what they’re supposed to be doing.”

The event at Studio Xfinity drew about 200 people, who mingled among tech exhibits before contemplating killer robot overlords.

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