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As you read these words, a huge asteroid with Earth’s name on it could be hurtling towards us from outer space, whose impact with Earth will eliminat(...)

Paranoid about androids? Serious thinkers are warning about the rise of artificial intelligence. Photograph: Carsten Koall/AFP/Getty Images

The idea of computers taking over the world has long been with us in science fiction. But now serious thinkers are saying it’s not a matter of if, (...)