When generative AI goes beyond art to lessons on making napalm

Rapid breakthroughs in the field are attracting investor interest as well as concern.

Artificial-intelligence systems have shifted from being able to process content to creating digital paintings or writing essays. PHOTO: REUTERS
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 A scene in the 2004 movie iRobot shows the character played by Will Smith arguing with an android about humanity’s creative prowess. “Can a robot write a symphony?” he asks, rhetorically. “Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?”

“Can you?” the robot answers.

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