They've beaten us at chess, mastered the Japanese strategy game Go and power much of our online life, whether we know it or not - but can artificial intelligence really shape our creative future?
The above film, created by 18 Feet and Rising, directed by Gareth Brannan through Mill+and with sound design by Neil Johnson at Factory, looks at whether humankind should fear the onset of the bots and asks, "Who's thinking? Who's creating? Who's making things better?".
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