Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet and its subsidiary Google, says the development of artificial intelligence is “more profound than fire or electricity” during a session of the 50th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet and its subsidiary Google, says the development of artificial intelligence is “more profound than fire or electricity” during a session of the 50th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Tech CEOs in Davos dodge issues by warning audiences about AI

  • Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet and its subsidiary Google, suggests a global framework for AI development efforts
  • The EU is set to unveil its plans to legislate the technology, especially in ‘high-risk sectors’ such as health care and transport

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet and its subsidiary Google, says the development of artificial intelligence is “more profound than fire or electricity” during a session of the 50th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet and its subsidiary Google, says the development of artificial intelligence is “more profound than fire or electricity” during a session of the 50th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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