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Does AI present a threat to society?

It is both a threat and opportunity

By Kirstin Gillon  
Threat to humanity? A computer circuit board

Threat to humanity? A computer circuit board

Developments in artificial intelligence are raising many fears about the future. While we are still a long way from general artificial intelligence in the style of sci-fi novels, the power of techniques such as machine learning, and deep learning, are enabling computers to replicate many “human” tasks in ways that they have never been able to do before.

Data and algorithms are already behind many decisions that have a real impact on people’s lives. From insurance to…

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