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The dawn of man. Our ancestors discover tools and conquer their surroundings. Flash forward a few million years and humans have mastered space travel. A sentient computer called HAL 9000 leads an expedition to Jupiter to discover the secrets of the universe.

The future envisioned by Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick in the science fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey isn’t quite here, but it’s close.

Artificial intelligence (AI) – computing that mimics human behaviour – is already part of our

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