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Britain should embrace the AI revolution

18 May 2024

9:00 AM

18 May 2024

9:00 AM

Rishi Sunak’s big speech this week was easily lampooned. Having accused Keir Starmer of ‘doomsterism’, the Prime Minister warned that Britain’s most dangerous years lay ahead, and talked of the threat from ‘colluding authoritarian states’.

Less attention was paid to the part of his speech about artificial intelligence, which was in fact genuinely optimistic.

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