From driving cars to beating chess masters at their own game, computers are already performing incredible feats.
And artificial intelligence is quickly advancing, allowing computers to learn from experience without the need for human input.
But scientists are concerned that computers are already overtaking us in their abilities, raising the prospect that we could lose control of them altogether.
A recent report by PwC found that four in 10 jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots.
The report also found that 38 per cent of US jobs will be replaced by robots and artificial intelligence by the early 2030s.
The analysis revealed that 61 per cent of financial services jobs are at risk of a robot takeover.
This is compared to 30 per cent of UK jobs, 35 per cent of Germany and 21 per cent in Japan.