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    These Robots Can’t Even Take Over Nevada

    Judgment day can wait. The robots ruled the spotlight at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — but they seemed unprepared to conquer humankind. Various bots failed to impress, from a “puppy” suitcase that wouldn’t follow its owner to LG’s CLOi household assistant, which got stage fright and refused to respond during a demonstration for journalists. Netflix was more successful promoting a fictional company: Its “Psychasec” booth featured creepy lifelike mannequins and offered to upload attendees’ consciousnesses into artificial bodies to promote the company’s new cyberpunk series, Altered Carbon.

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