ANTHONY BUTLER: Boris’s fake Don Quixote lances scrutiny of dark AI arts
Johnson plays the clown at the UN while planning to bypass democratic process with hi-tech algorithms
A polite hush fell among the assembled diplomats at the UN on Tuesday night as British prime minister Boris Johnson walked to the podium to deliver his inaugural address to the General Assembly.
It is difficult to convey the audacity of the speech that followed. Johnson ranged widely, reflecting on the transformative power of “great scientific revolutions of the past”: print, the steam engine, aviation, and atomic energy.