Obviously we work on AI, and I spent my whole career on it, because I think it’s going to be one of the most amazing empowering technologies for humanity ever invented. I think of it as a smnart tool that will unleash the true potential of human ingenuity by sort of working — for us being able to draw on these kinds of smart tools to help us, as I mentioned, in science and medicine.
But there’s going to be a lot of disruption too, like with any new powerful technology, and AI might be one of the most disruptive of all. We’ve always been cognizant of that, from the start of DeepMind and even before, and we’ve always thought about ethics and responsibility of stewarding that kind of powerful technology into the world as being a really huge responsibility that we have as one of the leading exponents of this technology.
We’ve been at the forefront of leading the debate on that, where things — we brought together a partnership on AI, which is a big consortium of all the biggest companies coming together to think about the best way to deploy this kind of technology. We’ve always been thinking about the ethics of this from the beginning. So we believe that, stewarded correctly, this technology should be for the benefit of everyone.
I think we’re going to see some amazing breakthroughs that I think, frankly, society needs — from climate change to Alzheimer’s — where we’re not making enough progress as a society on these kind of very, very pressing problems. I think if we could do science better, and we had more intellectual horsepower behind it, we could make better, faster solutions.