- “‘It can make humans more productive than we have ever imagined,’ said Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google’s owner Alphabet.
- ‘I view it as a very profound enabling technology,’ said Pichai. ‘If you think about fire or electricity or the internet, it is like that but I think even more profound.’”
“This is about capturing the next great pool of wealth in technology,” says Craig Le Clair, an analyst at Forrester Research, the tech analytics firm. He compares A.I. to electricity in its potential impact. Sundar Pichai, [Microsoft CEO Satya] Nadella’s rival CEO at Alphabet, has gone further, calling A.I. the most important project humanity would ever work on, “more profound than fire.”
- “Alphabet and Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, is the latest tech giant kingpin to make a public call for AI to be regulated while simultaneously encouraging lawmakers towards a dilute enabling framework that does not put any hard limits on what can be done with AI technologies.
- Google chief claiming: ‘AI has the potential to improve billions of lives, and the biggest risk may be failing to do so'”
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“The last section of this article (about 35 pages) presented a portfolio of 13 companies (12 public ones) that may be construed as the world leaders in AI and associated industries.
- Alphabet (GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (leadership in AI software)
- Amazon (AMZN) (leadership in AI software)
- Disney (DIS) (leadership in entertainment and original content)
- IBM (IBM) (leadership in AI software)
- Microsoft (MSFT) (leadership in AI software)
- MongoDB (MDB) (leadership in database management)
- Netflix (NFLX) (leadership in entertainment and original content)
- NVIDIA (NVDA) (leadership in AI hardware)
- Oracle (ORCL) (leadership in database management and data storage)
- Palo Alto Networks (PANW) (leadership in cyber security)
- Tesla (TSLA) (leadership in AI hardware)”
“This shift, announced Friday, moves the world’s biggest search engine from spitting out results based on keywords to “something closer to language,” said Ben Gomes, the search chief for Alphabet Inc.’s Google. “We’re very far from solving the problem fully, but this is a huge step forward,” he said at a press briefing.”