Rometty And Benioff Discuss The Future Of Data, AI, And The Changing Workforce
Two of America's pre-eminent CEOs sat down at the Dreamforce conference to discuss how their companies will safely introduce to the world cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence.
Salesforce's Marc Benioff played the part of interlocutor, discussing many matters, both professional and personal, with IBM's Ginni Rometty.
As the relationship between the two enterprise technology companies escalates rapidly -- IBM wasn't even present at last year's Dreamforce -- they need to work together to make sure the advent of AI doesn't displace people and harm their ability to make a living, the CEOs agreed.
"It is our job to usher that safely into this world," Rometty told attendees.
They also shared thoughts on other social and gender issues.
"Ginni, you have become the top female CEO in the world. There's no doubt in my mind," Benioff told IBM's leader, who just arrived on an overnight flight from Brazil to the mega-conference in San Francisco.
Benioff later remarked, "This is amazing, what's happening between our companies."
Here's what we learned from their discussion.