Eric Schmidt, chairman of Alphabet Inc. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
Bloomberg: Google Chairman Thinks AI Can Help Solve World's ‘Hard Problems’
* AI could help with population growth, education, Schmidt says
* Field getting crowded with Facebook, Microsoft also investing
Google’s chairman thinks artificial intelligence will let scientists solve some of the world’s "hard problems," like population growth, climate change, human development, and education.
Rapid development in the field of AI means the technology can help scientists understand the links between cause and effect by sifting through vast quantities of information, said Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc., the holding company that owns Google.
“AI will play this role to navigate through this and help us.”
It can also aid companies in designing new, personalized systems. In the future, Schmidt would like to see “Eric and Not-Eric,” he said at a conference in New York, where “Eric” is the flesh-and-blood Schmidt and“not-Eric is this digital thing that helps me.”
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Editor: We are far away from what he is envisioning.