AI won’t kill you, but ignoring it might kill your business, experts say

An automaton, which has a crank and moving mechanical parts, at AI vs IQ at STUDIO XFINITY. Automatons were very popular in the late 1800s, but this is a modern recreation by NewMoon on Wednesday, March 1 2017. (Kristan Lieb/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

CHICAGO: Relax. Artificial intelligence is making our lives easier, but won't be a threat to human existence, according to panel of practitioners in the space. 

"One of the biggest misconceptions today about autonomous robots is how capable they are," said Brenna Argall, faculty research scientist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, during a recent Chicago Innovation Awards event. 

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