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Gates, Arden, Mueller top FORTUNE's list of "World's Greatest Leaders"

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Bill and Melinda Gates pose in front of the Elysee Palace after receiving the award of Commander of the Legion of Honor. Photo: Frederic Stevens/Getty Images

FORTUNE's 6th annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders is the home of the brave — thinkers, speakers, and doers make bold choices and take big risks.

AI's uneasy coming of age

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

For the first six decades of AI's development, the biggest question facing researchers was whether their inventions would work at all. Now, the field has entered a new stage of introspection as its effects on society — both positive and damaging — reverberate outside the lab.

In this uneasy coming of age, AI researchers are determined to avert the catastrophic mistakes of their forefathers who brought the internet to adulthood.