Robots Behind Bars

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Monty Rakusen, Cultura, Aurora Photos

The history of artificial intelligence is one of fiction made real. In 1843, Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace (Lord Byron's daughter) began discussing the possibility of a mechanical thinking machine. In the 1950s, computational programs that could play chess and solve word puzzles, along with the popularity of science-fiction novels, gave birth to wildly enthusiastic (and unrealistic) expectations that robots would soon take over most (if not all) human tasks. In 2012, South Korea started