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Rise of the Machines

Lillian Edwards, Peter Hacker, Hilary Lawson, Alan Winfield. Henrietta Moore hosts.

From 2001 to The Matrix, intelligent machines and robots have played a central role in our fictions. Some now claim they are about to become fact.  Is artificial intelligence possible or just a science fiction fantasy?  And would it be a fundamental advance for humankind or an outcome to be feared?

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