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© Pixabay As robots and artificial intelligence begin to take on more roles in our daily lives, there are bound to be hiccups, some bigger than others. When they're minor, they seem quaint - if a little sinister - as in the case of the emotionally unstable CIMON aboard the ISS. As these incidents scale, however, they go from cute to downright concerning. From Alexa units suggesting that users kill their parents to artificial intelligence programs learning to not only cheat at tasks , but conceal their deception from human programmers, these hiccups raise questions about the limits of technology while stoking anxieties about machines that can not only outperform humans, but also outthink them. Full story

18 January