How to keep AI sweet: ask it about marmalade | Brief letters

July 10, 2023
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Guardian readers have known for some time how to stop AI systems from taking over the world (Robots say they have no plans to steal jobs or rebel against humans, 8 July). Simply keep them busy answering two questions: “When is the best time to make orange marmalade?” and “How many uses can you think of for a 35mm film canister?”
Jonathan Gregory
Stockholm, Sweden

• For a short time, I took home-made sandwiches to the office for lunch (Do you take a packed lunch in to work? Perhaps that’s why you’re exhausted, 4 July). Their consumption got earlier and earlier, and I gave up when I polished off “lunch” as I drove into the car park.
Bob Stanton
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

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