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New autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Self-Driving Cars Hit The Streets, Sort Of

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A row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event in Mountain View, Calif. The cars use sensors and computing power to maneuver around traffic. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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How Close Are We Really To A Robot-Run Society?

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Can people tell a computer-generated story from a human-authored one? How about a poem, or a playlist? Three new contests hope to find out. ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Shall I Compare Thee To An Algorithm? Turing Test Gets A Creative Twist

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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

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If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI

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Dealer Omar Abu-Eid adjusts a stack of chips before the first day of the World Series of Poker's main event in Las Vegas last July. Humans still reign in most versions of poker. Whew. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Look Out, This Poker-Playing Computer Is Unbeatable

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Do Feelings Compute? If Not, The Turing Test Doesn't Mean Much

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