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Nov. 29, 2021, 8 a.m. | Steven Poole

Artificial intelligence (AI) | The Guardian theguardian.com

Could AI turn on us, or is natural stupidity a greater threat to humanity?

Ever since Garry Kasparov lost his second chess match against IBM’s Deep Blue in 1997, the writing has been on the wall for humanity. Or so some like to think. Advances in artificial intelligence will lead – by some estimates, in only a few decades – to the development of superintelligent, sentient machines. Movies from The Terminator to The Matrix have portrayed this prospect as rather undesirable. But is this anything more than yet another sci-fi …

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