GENEVA: The mind-blowing growth of artificial intelligence poses many questions that have no answers yet, the United Nations admitted on Thursday at its AI summit, attended by some exceptionally life-like humanoid robots.

The “AI for Good Global Summit”, in Geneva on Thursday and Friday is being convened by the UN’s ITU tech agency — and many unaware attendees were startled by the humanoid robots suddenly turning to look at them as they passed by.

“When generative AI shocked the world just a few months ago, we had never seen anything like it. Nothing even close to it. Even the biggest names in tech found the experience mind-blowing,” ITU chief Doreen Bogdan-Martin told the summit.

Published in Dawn, July 7th, 2023

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