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Yuval Noah Harari and Mustafa Suleyman on the future of AI

A conversation between the bestselling author, the co-founder of DeepMind and our editor-in-chief

The Economist brought together Yuval Noah Harari, a historian and philosopher, and Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder of DeepMind, to discuss what the artificial-intelligence revolution means for our futures. Both have spent years analysing the threats and opportunities that AI presents. One has approached the subject as an academic; the other as an entrepreneur at the heart of the technology’s development.

They debate 础滨’s impact on employment, geopolitics and the survival of liberal democracy. They also discuss what regulation should look like, and whether AI will ever have agency.

With Zanny Minton Beddoes, Yuval Noah Harari and Mustafa Suleyman.

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