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Classical mythology is full of robots, automata, artificial intelligence and technology. Think not only Pandora, but self-opening gates and libation-pouring statues

  • Peter Stothard
  • The Spectator

Among the myths of Ancient Greece the Cyclops has become forever famous, the Talos not so much.

While both were monsters who hurled giant boulders at Mediterranean shipping, the…

The Talos was more alien, by some accounts a mere machine, manufactured in metal by a god and pre-programmed only to sink ships and roast invaders alive, a cross between a Cruise missile launcher and an…

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