The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos witnessed a dynamic exploration of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on society. Moderated by Cointelegraph’s Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr, the panel revealed a spectrum of sentiments. Executives expressed optimism, viewing the AI evolution as an opportunity to shape a transformative world. Viviana Gropengiesser from ETH AI Center emphasized the complexity but saw it as a chance for profound societal change.
Clara Tsao, co-founding officer of the Filecoin Foundation, underscored the responsibility accompanying AI’s power. Challenges arise in determining acceptable online content and behavior with increasing automation. Despite complexities, Tsao highlighted the positive aspects, such as instantaneous translations and access to art.
Franziska-Juliette Klebôn, head of data and AI at Microsoft Switzerland, emphasized the pivotal role of governance in setting AI standards. Decision-making, spanning giant corporations like Google and Microsoft to smaller entities, requires adaptation to fast-paced changes. The United Nations, European Union, and governments are actively engaging in addressing these challenges.
Aditi Joshi, Google Cloud AI program lead, echoed the significance of governance for efficiency. She acknowledged the personal impact of AI transformations, raising the possibility of extended work hours. Joshi stressed the need for internal checks and balances to navigate the evolving landscape.