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Google's AI ambassador walks a fine line between hype and doom

By Gerrit De Vynck

09 Aug 2023 · 9 min read

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  1. Google's new head of "tech and society," James Manyika, insists that the company is taking a "responsible approach to AI," a phrase that has become its motto for the AI age.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Amid the excited hype about artificial intelligence at Google's annual developer conference in May, it fell to James Manyika, the company's new head of "tech and society," to talk about the downsides of AI.

Before thousands of people packed into an outdoor arena, Manyika discussed the scourge of fake images and how AI echoes society's racism and sexism. New problems will emerge, he warned, as the tech improves.

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