Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, applauds during a meeting with students in Yaroslavl, Russia, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Putin said that whoever reaches a breakthrough in developing artificial intelligence will come to dominate the world. Putin, speaking Friday at a meeting with students, said the development of AI raises "colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now." (Alexei Druzhinin, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Photo: Alexei Druzhinin, AP / POOL SPUTNIK KREMLIN

MOSCOW  Russian President Vladimir Putin says that whoever reaches a breakthrough in developing artificial intelligence will come to dominate the world.