What is it about AI that unnerves us? Alan Finkel suspects it’s a combination of things. Wes Mountain, CC BY-ND

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Artist’s impression of Proxima b, a planet orbiting the star Proxima Centauri within the closest known star system outside of our solar system. (ESO/M. Kornmesser), CC BY-SA

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Unfortunately for the intrepid astronauts in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, a Space Odyssey, the HAL 9000 computer knows how to read lips. IMDB

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Fact or fiction? Either way, an alien still seems menacing. Cindy Zhi/The Conversation, CC BY

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Stephen Hawking both warned about and benefited from artificial intelligence. Hoo-Me.com/MediaPunch/IPX/AP

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With artificial intelligence weapons on both sides, are we in a new cold war? Dim Dimich/Shutterstock.com

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Artist impression of Kepler-90i, the eighth planet discovered orbiting around Kepler-90. NASA

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With the discovery of an eighth planet, the Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our solar system in number of planets. Credits: NASA/Wendy Stenzel

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