An UBtech Lynx humanoid robot stands on display for a photograph during the ShowStoppers event at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

The Race To Teach Robots How To Do Our Jobs

(Bloomberg) -- Before they can take away our jobs, robots need to learn how to do them. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology’s Joshua Brustein meets the people training these machines and gives “robot piloting” a try himself. He also hears from the researchers developing new ways for robots to learn more quickly. He discovers that, in some ways, machines capable of completing everything humans can are further away than you might think.

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