‘Don’t worry about existential threat AI might pose’

‘Don’t worry about existential threat AI might pose’

There are a number of reasons why AI is making progress today and happening at this point in history.

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CIOs need to put aside the Hollywood-induced fear that machines will take over the world and that humanity’s days are numbered, according to AI expert Toby Walsh.

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