How AI could upend the world even more than electricity or the internet

March 20, 2023

AGI -- defined as artificial intelligence with human cognitive abilities, as opposed to more narrow artificial intelligence, such as the headline-grabbing ChatGPT -- could free people from menial tasks and usher in a new era of creativity. Previous technological advances from electricity to the internet ignited powerful social change, says Siqi Chen, chief executive of San Francisco startup Runway. With artificial intelligence Spataro wants to "rediscover the soul of work," he said during a Microsoft presentation on Thursday. AGI is "probably coming at us faster than we can process," says Sharon Zhou, co-founder of a generative AI company. "The pressure between US and China has been immense," Zhou says, adding that the artificial intelligence race invokes the Cold War era.