Efim Ostrovsky President of the The Piatigorsky Foundation
Intellectual extensions of man—platforms, units and components of complex institutional mechanisms—move beyond personality and are aggregated on external media. As a result, they will inevitably be privatized, overtly or not, which implies that all operations on both collective and individual consciousness will be privatized. In the long term, after a series of mergers and acquisitions, there looms the figure of the Global Pharaoh.
International and Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence Technologies (Russian International Affairs Council, December 2018)