‘Don’t be afraid of AI’: Daniel Pitchford on how businesses can demystify new technology

View From The Top: The co-founder of AI Business, a portal for the technology’s real-world applications, says the arrival of machines that can learn anything a human can could be anything up to 100 years away

Martin Friel
Saturday 24 August 2019 12:58
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Daniel Pitchford says AI is destined to find its way into many aspects of our working lives
Daniel Pitchford says AI is destined to find its way into many aspects of our working lives

“With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the devil.”

So said Tesla chief and all-round tech titan Elon Musk back in 2014. When someone of his standing makes a statement like that, it should give pause for thought.

But according to Daniel Pitchford, co-founder of AI Business, this view, while pretty common, is over-egging the situation slightly.

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