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Thanks to the relentless work of dedicated engineers, artificial intelligence, or AI, becomes smarter by the day.

But while computers become better at replicating human tasks, reading comprehension, an area where machines have yet to catch up, is declining among young people, suggesting a chilling future in which AI may put people out of work.

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