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Howard Jacobson argues that talk of the dangers of artificial intelligence is premature.

Howard Jacobson argues that talk of the dangers of artificial intelligence is premature.

"The idea that if we feed enough lines of literature into a computer it will eventually be able to write its own Iliad", he writes, "is as preposterous as the old fancy that if a sufficient number of monkeys were given a sufficient number of Olivettis they would eventually hammer out a monkey Macbeth".

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