Sundar Pichai hopes countries will together on AI regulations
Speaking here at WEF 2020, Pichai also said privacy cannot be a luxury good and it has to be safeguarded for everyone.
"We need a free and open internet for all, while data sovereignty is important for every country and that needs to be taken into account in any data protection framework in any part of the world.
Pichai, also CEO of Alphabet, said he has always been a technology optimist, having experienced firsthand the benefits new technology brought to his own life.
Pichai added he is clear-eyed about the risks of technology, but the risk of AI is failing to work on it, because it can affect billions of people.
On quantum computing, he said this is a major milestone because quantum computers can do a lot many things that the classical computers cannot.
"With this, we can simulate nature better and we can better predict weather and climate change. They can make better batteries. It's very profound," he said.
"When I look at future, quantum will be the next big arsenal in the way of technology. We will need to work a lot. The combination of AI and quantum computing would be amazing. Also, quantum's combination with biology would present huge potential, but obviously we will have to be very careful," Pichai added.
Pichai said he is optimistic that all countries will cooperate in such a framework.
"I think there will be common gravitational pull - regardless of who you are, because people will recognise the need of such a framework for the sake of peace and prosperity," he said.
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