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How AI Will Redefine Human Intelligence

Machines aren’t just infiltrating the human world, they’re altering our perception of what people can do.
Source: Toby Melville / Reuters

The machines are getting smarter. They can now recognize us, carry on conversations, and perceive complex details about the world around them. This is just the beginning.

As computers become more human-like, many worry that robots and algorithms will displace people. And they are right to. But just as crucial is the question of how machine progress will change our perceptions of human abilities.

Once a job can be done by a computer, it changes the way people think about the nature of that job. Let me give you an example. Travel with me, if you

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