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Microsoft's chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, is humming Mozart's "Sonata facile," a melody that he recalls hearing in "Looney Tunes" cartoons. A computer could easily learn to play it, he says, but such a rendition probably wouldn't elicit an emotional response from a listener. "It's not about the notes; it's about this connection…with the audience," he says. "I don't know if that's going to be possible with a machine." For better or worse the robots are going to replace many humans in their jobs, analysts say, and the coronavirus outbreak is speeding up the process. "People usually say they want a human element to their interactions but Covid-19 has changed that," says Martin Ford, a futurist who has written about the ways robots will be integrated into the economy in the coming decades.