Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You

Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You

  • In an era of maturing artificial intelligence technology, what does the future of the corporation look like?
  • This dynamic has become a mainstay of the dialogue around AI, with voices from technology visionaries such as Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking weighing in.
  • AI is intended to help—not hinder—the human workforce, they said.
  • “AI is actually not new for us,” said Vanitha Narayanan, chairman of IBM India, whose Watson supercomputer has risen to global acclaim.
  • But “technology always comes way ahead of policy.”

Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You

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In an era of maturing artificial intelligence technology, what does the future of the corporation look like? Will the rise of robots help us do our jobs better, or harm them? This dynamic has become a mainstay of the dialogue around AI, with voices from technology visionaries such as Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking weighing in.

But at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday, leaders at two of the world’s most powerful tech giants pushed back on those concerns. AI is intended to help—not hinder—the human workforce, they said.

“AI is actually not new for us,” said Vanitha Narayanan, chairman of IBM India, whose Watson supercomputer has risen to global acclaim. But “technology always comes way ahead of policy.”

Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You