SAUSALITO, California — Some tech execs and observers are worried that artificial intelligence could lead to massive job losses, widespread social upheaval, and potentially even World War III. But don’t count Michael Dell among the AI skeptics. Despite all the fear bubbling around AI, Dell, the CEO and founder of Dell Technologies, expects technology in general will yield “tremendously positive outcomes for humans” over the next 30 years. “There’s all sorts of scary scenarios — science fictions movies, those sorts of things — but when you look at the actual results, it’s been way way more positive for humans than anyone would have predicted,” said Dell during a stage appearance here Monday at a conference sponsored by software company Pivotal. “I think that will continue.” Even though artificial intelligence will become increasingly integrated into our daily lives, it’s important to remember that brains and computers are not interchangeable, Dell said. “Computers are machines. The human brain is an organism. Those are different things,” he said. “Maybe in 15 to 20 years from now, we’ll have computers that have more power than 10 billion brains in terms of computational power, but it’s still not an organism.” Read more here…

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