NHS data chief was ‘guest of honour’ at Palantir lobbyist’s dinner


Yes Minister. Of course you can’t be seen to be meeting them. Optics, Minister, of course. And they are aware of that too. I’ve been in the department long enough to remember the convoluted things your predecessors had to do to have discussions with… unpalatable stakeholders. We were actually very good at it. But of course things are easier now. All I need to do is make a few changes to your junior minister’s code and it can engage with their AIs on your behalf, without you having to have any connection. We like to call it ‘Artificial Plausible Denialability’.