I listened to Fei-Fei Li Google's chief cloud scientist and they are planning to bring AI and machine learning to the cloud to democratize it for business. This should create whole new markets for advanced semis, not only in the data center, but in businesses that create new products that use this previously unavailable vast new power. This will create the ultimate "Great Acceleration" of new products and services to the point it changes our very social structure at almost every level. This development not only holds great promise but great danger. As technologists, we must learn to use this new very, very powerful technology carefully, for if not handled properly, it could very easily give rise to some very ugly and destructive actions in a society unprepared for it. Careful thought must be given to any great new power and this is one of the greatest, I feel far, far greater than nuclear power. Man kind has never confronted a power this great and as with much potential, for this will be the very first time we will be confronted with something that can literally out think us. We should start preparing for this now at all levels of society, for the dangers if used improperly are beyond imagination, as is the promise. The SemiWiki community is just one of many, that should give this serious consideration and share potential solutions in harnessing this almost unlimited power for the greatest good. To leave this to chance in nothing short of irresponsible. Thoughts, comments and potential solutions or actions welcome and solicited.
Google Cloud's Li Sees Transformative Time for Enterprise - YouTube