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Google CEO Sundar Pichai is worried that AI will ‘impact every product across every company’

By Weston Blasi


17 April 2023

Data from PA’s latest “Taking the Pulse” survey on AI is featured in a MarketWatch article.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai discussed the future of artificial intelligence during a Sunday interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

Google launched its AI chatbot Bard last month, following the debut of OpenAI’s ChatGPT last fall, accelerating the conversation around AI and what types of regulation there might be in an industry growing at an exponential pace.

“This is why I think the development of this needs to include not just engineers but social scientists, ethicists, philosophers and so on,” Pichai said.

Common refrains people say about AI advancements are potential mass job loss, data privacy concerns and general anxiety about machine intelligence.

In the U.S., 69% of people say they are scared by AI, and that they don’t trust companies (58%) or the federal government (58%) with handling data that may be used for AI technology, according to PA Consulting.

Google recently released a 20-page document entitled “recommendations for regulating AI” that includes proposals like “take a sectoral approach that builds on existing regulation,” and “adopt a proportionate, risk-based framework.”

Pichai says he welcomes regulation for AI and says it may be necessary for AI to “align with human values including morality.”

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