Artificial intelligence is on the cusp of maturing, and is likely to prove more disruptive than social media or search engines were in their first five years of existence, Auckland University professor Michael Witbrock says.

Witbrock has a PhD in computer science, once led the Learning to Reason group at IBM and has his own brain-computer interface start-up called TransAxon.

As AI chatbots emerge that feel like speaking to real people, Witbrock says many people may be underestimating its likely impact.

Imagine “Google on steroids” – an AI-powered search engine that can continually learn to tailor answers to provide exactly what the user wants to know, and interact with the user like it’s a real person.

* I’m trying to make myself feel better after my interview with a robot
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* What is ChatGPT and should you be using it for marketing?

Or a QAnon-esque actor that does not just push out misinformation or…

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