The BMW 740i, one of the smartest cars on the planet, arrived at our offices for testing in the same week that a group of prominent tech industry leaders warned that artificial intelligence (AI) was advancing too rapidly for comfort.

The group, which included Tesla’s Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, called for a six-month pause on systems like OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Google’s Bard, the smartest AI systems yet released. (The AI-generated picture used with this article was created using OpenAI’s Dall-E.)..

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