(Bloomberg) -- The most buzzed about topic right now in Silicon Valley—maybe even more popular than that parlor game around who will be the next CEO of Uber—is the risks posed by artificial intelligence.

Some, including Elon Musk, worry that robots could become so smart that they will rise up and enslave us. Others have raised the possibility of robots taking over most of our jobs, which would turn an already-worrying gap between the rich and poor into something insurmountable: a permanent underclass.

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