Ancient civilizations fascination with AI, robots, and synthetic life

DAVID PESCOVITZ | January 29, 2019

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Stanford folklorist and science historian Adrienne Mayor has a fascinating-sounding new book out, titled Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology. It's a survey of how ancient Greeks, Romans, Indian, and Chinese myths imagined and grappled with visions of synthetic life, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robots.

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