Artificial Intelligence has moved from sci-fi to hard reality. But should we be worried?

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Machines can now simulate, improve and even outperform the human mind. AI is not only changing the world but also challenging our idea of intelligence. Stephen Hawking once said that AI could be the biggest event in human history, but might also be the worst.

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Jim Al-Khalili looks at the history, and future, of AI and argues that this new tool will enhance our lives, and (hopefully) not destroy us.

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