Monday, January 29, 2018

Now It's Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Saying AI, Big Data Pose Threats to Humans

From Business Today (India), Jan. 25:

WEF 2018: Alibaba founder Jack Ma says AI, big data pose threat to human being
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi struck a chord with business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Jack Ma , founder and Executive Chairman of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, took the centre stage in one of the sessions at the alpine resort of Davos and talked about the impact of technology, artificial intelligence, role of women business leaders in today's world and globalization. Ma warned that latest technologies like AI and big data are a threat and would disable people instead of empowering them.
On the impact of technology, Ma said: "We are very lucky because the world is in big transformation mode because of technology. Though this revolution will create successful leaders and opportunities, every new technology will also create social problems. The first technology revolution caused the First World War and the second technology revolution caused the Second World War. Now we have the third the tech revolution. If the third world war happens, it should be fought against disease, pollution and poverty, not against each other."...MORE