Maybe they don't serve breakfast in bed (yet) as in the science fiction movies, but robots DO exist in our world.
Witness driverless cars, or the machines that replaced workers building those same cars on assembly lines.
Can we make them smarter, and should we? That's an ongoing debate, one portrayed in John Markoff's book Machines of Loving Grace.
The book focuses on the opposing approaches of developing artificial intelligence (AI) versus intelligence augmentation (IA).
We'll explore the many points of the debate when John Markoff visits the Exchange.