Artificial Intelligence

Robot from French technology summit
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Despite the enduring narrative in pop culture of an impending apocalyptic robot-takeover, humans decided a while back to keep moving forward with plans to imbue intelligence into machines. 

File photo of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station.
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Nuclear reactors could eventually be largely controlled by artificial intelligence.  

The nuclear engineering department at N.C. State University has received a $3 million federal grant to study AI in nuclear power plants.