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Is it not a correct use of the apostrophe to denote possession?

Yes, but not when it's "its".

For example, if there is an autonomous writing machine, its words are not praptak's words nor mine.

Agreed but I was referring specifically to the title. Its only apostrophe is the one in "decade's", which seems correct to me.

Ah, we were talking about two different articles, sorry for the mixup. I was thinking of the Apostrophe Society article, which calls out "it's" vs. "its".

Yes, of course the use of "Decade's" is correct in the article title you're referring to.

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