Amazon founder: AI’s impact is ‘gigantic’

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.(Photo: Jefferson Graham) RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. – The emergence of artificial intelligence and machine learning to household gadgets is “gigantic,” according to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Speaking to the Code conference here, Bezos, whose company has a huge hit on its hand with the Echo connected speaker, said “it’s hard to overstate how big of an impact this will have on society over the next 20 years. It is big. It doesn’t mean phones are going to go away or that voice actions will replace screens. As long as people have eyes, they have screens.” The Echo speaker can turn on lights, access online music and answer queries by awaking the speaker and waking it by stating the word…


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