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Is the AI apocalypse coming?

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After warnings from experts that artificial intelligence could lead to extinction, the Evening Standard’s senior feature writer and commissioning editor, Katie Strick, takes us on a deep dive into the risks of the technology. What the research suggests, the predictions from leading figures, and ultimately, just how worried we should all be about AI.


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