In Brief

NPR has created an early-warning device that can tell your if you're machine-replaceable

NPR’s Quoctrung Bui reports data on the robot-vs-human-in-the-workplace for a sneak peek on what’s to come in 20 years. Computers and smarter programming are constantly evolving at lightning fast speed.

If computers can drive cars, understand and respond to human speech and have a direct access to the wealth of the Internet, well, what can’t they do? With recent and continued developments in artificial intelligence research, better sensors, capable motors and chips growing in power and not in size, worrying about a robot replacing you in that office photo is justified.

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