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Putin: Whoever leads in AI will rule the world

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Russian President Vladimir Putin told students on Friday that whoever leads in artificial intelligence "will be the ruler of the world," per the AP.

Other remarks from Putin:

  • Wars will be fought with drones, and "when one party's drones are destroyed by drones of another, it will have no other choice but to surrender."
  • Russia will share AI information with other nations, because "it would be strongly undesirable if someone wins a monopolist position."
  • AI development brings "colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now."