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AI: Why everyone's talking about the promise and risks of this 'powerful wild beast'

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In the first of a special series on generative artificial intelligence, we ask why AI is suddenly such big news and where things might go from here.

Speakers: Cathy Li, Head, AI, Data and Metaverse, World Economic Forum; Francesca Rossi, AI Ethics Global Leader, IBM Research; and Pascale Fung, Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Thumbnail picture: generated by Dall-E with the prompt 'the face of rodin's thinker as a robot'

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Hosted by:
Robin Pomeroy

Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum

Cathy Li

Head, AI, Data and Metaverse; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva

Strategic
Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is rife with contradictions. It is a powerful tool that is also surprisingly limited in terms of its current capabilities. And, while it has the potential to improve human existence, at the same time it threatens to deepen social divides and put millions of people out of work. While its inner workings are highly technical, the non-technical among us can and should understand the basic principles of how it works - and the concerns that it raises. As the influence and impact of AI spread, it will be critical to involve people and experts from the most diverse backgrounds possible in guiding this technology in ways that enhance human capabilities and lead to...

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