"There is still a dark side," said Howard, of A.I.; "there is a risk of an over-mediated life."
But, as he did with privacy, Nadella worked to calm concerns and said A.I. will augment human capability, not replace it.
"It looks like that they have a vision for the future," said one attendee, Steve Edmonson, a CIO with Chicago governmental organization he didn't want identified. But with respect to A.I., Nadella didn't talk about "where that is really headed."
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