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Mythical androids and ancient automatons

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Science  05 Oct 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6410, pp. 39
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav0325

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Summary

Long before the advent of modern robots and artificial intelligence (AI), automated technology existed in the storytelling and imaginations of ancient societies. In her new book, Gods and Robots, Adrienne Mayor draws comparisons between mythical androids and ancient robots and the AI of today.