Is AI the Biggest Thing Ever?

Google CEO Sundar Pichai certainly seems to think so.

Artificial intelligence could be our saviour, according to the CEO of Google

AI is probably the most important thing humanity has ever worked on. I think of it as something more profound than electricity or fire,” he said. “Any time you work with technology, you need to learn to harness the benefits while minimising the downsides.

Could something really be bigger than fire or electricity?

Fire enabled cooking, forging, baking clay. It is a cornerstone of civilization. Electricity facilitated and accelerated industrialization and provided for a communications revolution. It ultimately powered digitization.

Let’s explore the changes that AI may enable that really will make it the biggest thing ever.

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