AI is ‘most important’ tech today, but it can be misused, says Microsoft exec

Artificial intelligence is “the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today,” observed Dave Coplin, the chief envisioning officer at Microsoft U.K. Coplin made that statement a room full of business leaders at an AI conference in London last week, reported Business Insider. Companies are investing in AI left and right, and the tech is developing by leaps and bounds. Most people walk around with some form of AI in their pockets every day. From the simplest applications, like Siri and Cortana, to complex driverless cars, AI has been doing more and more. According to Coplin, however, it’s not what has already been achieved with AI, but what is possible in the future. Coplin dug deeper, saying AI “will change how we relate to technology. It…


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