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Will smart machines out-create us?

Demis Hassabis (Credit: RTS/Paul Hampartsoumian)

Television creatives let out a collective sigh of relief as artificial-­intelligence expert Demis Hassabis ruled out the possibility of computers taking their jobs from them any time soon.

“We are a long way from machines being truly creative,” said the co-founder of machine-learning start-up DeepMind Technologies. But, Hassabis warned: “I don’t think it’s impossible.