How AI could upend the world even more than electricity or the internet

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San Francisco (AFP) – The rise of artificial general intelligence — now seen as inevitable in Silicon Valley — will bring change that is “orders of magnitude” greater than anything the world has yet seen, observers say. But are we ready? AGI — defined as artificial intelligence with human cognitive abilities, as opposed to more narrow artificial intelligence, such as the headline-grabbing ChatGPT — could free people from menial tasks and usher in a new era of creativity. But such a historic paradigm shift could also threaten jobs and raise insurmountable social issues, experts warn.  Previ…

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