​Billionaire investor bets AI benefits will outweigh risks

Masayoshi Son, one of the world’s most successful investors, is putting his money behind the artificial intelligence revolution.Son, the world’s 82nd richest man by Forbes’ reckoning, leads Softbank, a Japanese telecommunications powerhouse that also holds investments in dozens of companies. The most newest in the stable is ARM Holdings, developer of the computer chip designs that power everything from to nearly all phones, which Softbank acquired for $32 billion this year.Those ARM chips will help spread artificial intelligence and propel the world toward the so-called singularity, Son said, speaking Tuesday at ARM’s developer conference here in Santa Clara, California. The singularity is the moment futurists envision when computing progress has accelerated to the point where we no longer can predict what’s next for technology or humanity.Enlarge ImageSoftbank CEO Masayoshi Son…


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