Artificial intelligence can’t save us from human stupidity | Editorial

The world in 2019: The vexed politics of our times has obscured the view ahead. Over the holidays we have been examining some big issues on the horizon. Today, in our final instalment, we look at the spread of artificial intelligence

Looking over the year that has passed, it is a nice question whether human stupidity or artificial intelligence has done more to shape events. Perhaps it is the convergence of the two that we really need to fear.

Artificial intelligence is a term whose meaning constantly recedes. Computers, it turns out, can do things that only the cleverest humans once could. But at the same time they fail at tasks that even the stupidest humans accomplish without conscious difficulty.

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