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Should Machines Replace Mathematicians?

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Illustration depicts various mathematical numbers, some in focus and some blurred out.

Mathematics in the future might resemble a factory in which a few human technicians roam the factory floor, making sure the robots are working properly.

Credit: Mr.Cole Photographer/Getty Images

Given the powerful forces behind automatization, if machines can replace mathematicians, they probably will, just as they are replacing drivers, bank tellers, travel agents, cashiers, and other workers.

Mathematicians' wishes, such as their desire to pursue truth purely for its own sake, might be moot.

From Scientific American
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