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Fears about artificial intelligence are 'very legitimate,' Google CEO says

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, arrives at the White House for a meeting Dec. 6. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, head of one of the world's leading artificial intelligence companies, said in an interview this week that concerns about harmful applications of the technology are "very legitimate" - but the tech industry should be trusted to responsibly regulate its use.

Speaking with The Washington Post on Tuesday afternoon, Pichai said that new AI tools - the backbone of innovations such as driverless cars and disease-detecting algorithms - require companies to set ethical guardrails and think through how the technology can be abused...

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