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AI and all its dilemmas are here to stay

John Krafcik, right, CEO of Google's self-driving car project speaks at Nikkei Innovation Forum in East Palo Alto, U.S. on Oct. 26.

EAST PALO ALTO, U.S. -- "Artificial intelligence" is on the lips of policymakers and business leaders, many of whom consider it the next big thing. But this isn't the first time artificial intelligence has shot to prominence.

AI first became a hot topic in the 1940s, then again in the 1980s, each time fading away as a technology not yet up to scratch.

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