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Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says AI is the largest tech advancement since the internet

The world changed with the introduction of the internet back in the 90s. And it changed even more when the internet was no longer a luxurious thing to have, but a necessity. Eventually, Google and YouTube became our sources of information, apps like WhatsApp and Telegram became our way to connect, platforms like Steam and Discord became our way to gaming and a lot more happened. Now, according to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, we are witnessing the largest technological advancement since the internet – Artificial Intelligence (AI).

As per Jassy, AI could possibly be the largest technological advancement since the internet and he echoed the same sentiment in a letter to shareholders last week. The letter was published on Amazon’s blog. Jassy wrote in the letter, “Generative AI may be the largest technology transformation since the cloud (which itself, is still in the early stages), and perhaps since the Internet. Unlike the mass modernization of on-premises infrastructure to the cloud, where there’s work required to migrate, this GenAI revolution will be built from the start on top of the cloud. The amount of societal and business benefit from the solutions that will be possible will astound us all.”

While Jassy thinks that AI is the largest tech advancement since the internet, there is another tech expert who seemingly agrees with the sentiment. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, in a blog post published last year, had said how ChatGPT was the most revolutionary tech in decades.

Gates had published a blog post titled “The age of AI has begun” and he started off by writing that the development of Artificial Intelligence is the second revolutionary tech. The first one was in 1980 when he was introduced to a graphical user interface.

In the blog, Gates had also listed some uses of AI which will be of huge help to the human race. Some of these uses involved AI reducing ‘world’s worst inequities’, bringing change in the education sector and transforming the way children learn, helping improve the health sector, enhancing employees’ productivity at workplaces, and so on.

The billionaire had also said that people should think of AI as their ‘personal assistant’ who can help them with basic tasks. “In addition, advances in AI will enable the creation of a personal agent. Think of it as a digital personal assistant: It will see your latest emails, know about the meetings you attend, read what you read, and read the things you don’t want to bother with. This will both improve your work on the tasks you want to do and free you from the ones you don’t want to do,” he wrote.

However, Gates had also talked about the risks associated with the technology, saying that there exists a possibility of AI going rogue and deciding that human beings are the threat. He had added that such concerns were “no more urgent today than they were before the AI developments of the past few months.”

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Divyanshi Sharma

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Apr 15, 2024



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