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Mr Craine, thanks for your comment. I heartily agree that 'artificial intelligence' is a misleading phrase, but I think the lord chief was using it (as, alas, do we) as shorthand for recent breakthroughs in 'deep learning' algorithms. These, contrary to your assertion, are not simply programs that respond in a preset way to inputs but which learn from experience in a way analogous to human intelligence. The best known example is Google's go-playing program AlphaGo. We will be publishing more on the implications of this technology, not least the issues that arise when such self-learning systems start making decisions about human beings, in future editions.
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