Microsoft: ‘AI is the most important technology on the planet… it will change everything’

Artificial intelligence (AI) is something of a buzz-phrase across the tech industry these days – but Microsoft’s Dave Coplin says that it will come to have a profound impact on society as we know it. In his words, AI “will change everything”. Coplin, the company’s chief envisioning officer in the UK, was speaking a few days ago at an AI conference in London, where he described it as “the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today.” “This technology will change how we relate to technology,” he said. “It will change how we relate to each other. I would argue that it will even change how we perceive what it means to be human.” AI is a broad term covering a wide range of technologies, but…


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