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Tom Siebel Is Both Delighted and Worried about AI

“Have you ever ridden in a self-driving car?” Tom Siebel asks me, over a lunch of grilled salmon and tuna Niçoise in midtown Manhattan. "I wouldn’t get in one,” he says, shaking his head about the prospect of autonomous vehicles. Siebel is a legend in the software industry, as described in this space last August, having sold his company, Siebel Systems, to Larry Ellison’s Oracle (ORCL) in 2006 for $5.85 billion.