Artificial intelligence of antiquity: the "robots" of ancient Greece

Don't fly too close to the sun, Icarus!
Daedalus constructs wings for his son, Icarus, Rome (Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1888)
Greek myths of Hephaestus and Daedalus incorporated the idea of intelligent robots and artificial beings like Pandora. These “automaton” beings such as Talos would protect Crete from invaders.

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