Published in The Washington Post

By Darren Walker and Hemant Taneja

The artificial intelligence revolution has arrived. One of us is a venture capitalist, the other a philanthropist, and we see leaders in every field placing bets, by the billions, on what comes next.

That makes this a perilous moment. Machine learning is poised to radically reshape the future of everything for good and for ill, much as the internet did a generation ago.

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