Speaking at an AI conference in London, Microsoft chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin described artificial intelligence as "the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today." Coplin elaborated that AI will change how we relate to technology and to each other, and that it will even change how we perceive what it means to be human. Full details at Neowin.
But as Business Insider notes, Coplin also sounded a note of caution:
We've got to start to make decisions about whether the right people are making these algorithms. What biases will be inferred by those people, by those companies? These are things we don't know about. This is new. We talk about uncharted territory.
And after pointing out that AI will raise fresh issues and concerns for humanity, he added: "We have to be ready to deal with them. We have to understand that they exist. We have to start being mindful about the processes we put in place."
For a detailed longread about the upcoming AI revolution, I suggest this great article at Wait But Why.