Russian president warns about global monopolies in AI

Speaking about artificial intelligence (AI) during a meeting with students, Russian president Vladimir Putin said that AI brings in ‘colossal opportunities and threats that are are difficult to predict now’, and that ‘the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world’. Putin also warned that ‘it would be strongly undesirable if someone wins a monopolist position’ in this field, and said that Russia would be willing to share its expertise in AI with other countries.