Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amaon and Blue Origin, artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t something to we should be afraid of, instead, we should celebrate it. Speaking at the Internet Association’s annual gala in Washington D.C., Bezos told the audience that AI is now enjoying a renaissance, as it helps to solve problems previously seen only as science fiction.
“It is a renaissance, it is a golden age,” Bezos said. “We are now solving problems with machine learning and artificial intelligence that were … in the realm of science fiction for the last several decades. And natural language understanding, machine vision problems, it really is an amazing renaissance.”
Instead of looking at AI as the harbinger of humanity’s downfall, the Amazon founder sees it as an “enabler” that “will empower and improve every business, every government organization, every philanthropy — basically there’s no institution in the world that cannot be improved with machine learning,” he explained.