From the Influencers 

This Month’s Key Quotes from Leaders in Artificial Intelligence

"AI bots just beat humans at the video game Dota 2. That’s a big deal, because their victory required teamwork and collaboration – a huge milestone in advancing artificial intelligence."

Microsoft founder Bill Gates celebrates an AI success on Twitter 

“I think AI will result in there being less hours in the day that people are going to need to work. You know, three-day workweeks and four-day weekends. Then we’re going to need companies trying to entertain people during those four days, and help people make sure that they’re paid a decent amount of money for much shorter work time.”

Richard Branson predicts a transformation to the working week in a New York Times interview

“Let me scare the s--- out of you, all right. If you don’t think by the time most of you are in your mid-40s that a Terminator will appear, you’re crazy.”  

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban terrifies US teenagers about the prospect of AI

“Automated decision making is a two edged sword that is improving total productivity but is also eliminating jobs, leading to big wealth and opportunity gaps and populism, and creating a national emergency.”

Hedge fund founder Ray Dalio expresses his concerns about AI and the wealth gap

“While I am optimistic about the potential to bring technology to bear on the greatest problems in the world, we are on a path that we must tread with deep responsibility, care, and humility.”  

Google co-founder Sergey Brin urges caution on the development of AI