[Luxus Magazine] Davos: artificial intelligence at the heart of concerns

Artificial intelligence was the uncontested star of the 2024 Davos forum. The IMF unveiled its report analyzing the impact of this new technology on the economy and politics on a global scale.


A summit meeting to inaugurate 2024. Literally, as from January 15th to 19th, 2,800 businesspeople, intellectuals, and political figures gathered in the Swiss mountains for the World Economic Forum (WEF), also known as the Davos Forum, under the chairmanship of the octogenarian German economist, Klaus Schwab. Among the guests, more than 60 heads of state participated in the annual event around the theme “Rebuilding Trust and Improving the State of the World.”


This year, the WEF agenda dedicated many sessions to issues related to artificial intelligence (AI) to prepare the world for the era of this “4th industrial revolution.” Six years after his last participation, Emmanuel Macron returned to the Forum to represent France and Europe, highlighting the need for investment in defense, green economy, and artificial intelligence. He was accompanied by twenty CEOs of French Tech startups, including Mistral AI, the new French unicorn, a European competitor and open-source version of Open AI (parent company of ChatGPT, owned 49% by Microsoft).


Artificial Intelligence Raises Concerns


The baron of AI, Sam Altman, CEO of Open AI, was also present. Without hiding his ambition to develop a general AI (or strong AI, having succeeded in equaling or surpassing humans, whose definition is still vague), he invites leaders to be aware of the stakes and risks. “This is a very powerful technology and we cannot say for sure what will happen. Not being cautious and not grasping the seriousness of the issues would be a mistake,” he explained.


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Featured photo : Sam Altman à Davos ©Fabrice Coffrini

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Lhou Lagrange
Curious and dynamic, Lhou Lagrange is constantly in search of new adventures. She is primarily interested in new technologies, social sciences, and geopolitics to decipher societal trends and stay agile. With a versatile soul, she combines her knowledge and skills to serve her young pen.

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