February 12, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) tools will create “superhuman workers” who will be able to accomplish more alongside the new technology, a co-founder of Google’s secret Google X laboratory told CNBC on Monday.
Sebastian Thrun left the search engine giant in 2014, and is now the chairman of online education firm Udacity and chief executive of Kitty Hawk, a flying car company backed by Alphabet CEO Larry Page.
Speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Thrun talked up the potential of AI to free people up to do more creative jobs.
“AI is a tool and what AI can do really, really well is getting rid of repetitive work,” he said. “So, if you are a worker, say a medical doctor or a lawyer who spends day in and day out doing the same thing, then having AI look over your shoulder and learn those skills from you, will make you a superhuman, a more powerful person.
This article was posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:10 am