A robot powered by artificial intelligence has the potential to improve health care—but can it address other social, economic and political questions too? In an essay published in The McGill International Review, writer Kara Anderson speculates that it can.

Artificial intelligence could one day destroy humanity unless we tame it, according to billionaire space entrepreneur Elon Musk. Taking a deep dive into Musk’s AI concerns, journalist Maureen Dowd relates how he began publicly sounding the alarm in 2014, calling AI “…