Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm and Big Tech giants say it’ll change everything.
AI will be integrated into every industry and help people to do their normal tasks more efficiently.
But now the “Godfather of AI” just resigned from Google to send this bone-chilling warning to the world.
“Godfather of AI” joins list of high-profile figures warning about the future of AI
Artificial Intelligence has been in development longer than most people care to imagine.
Now that tools like ChatGPT are being widely used by the public, it feels like things are moving incredibly fast.
Even those who’ve helped develop the civilization-altering technology are concerned.
A laundry list of high-profile leaders from a variety of backgrounds have taken to sounding the alarm on the dangers of Artificial Intelligence and what it could lead to.
Elon Musk, Noam Chomsky, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, and even the late Stephen Hawking, have all issued some variation of the warning that AI could “spell the end of the human race.”
The latest notable figure to speak out is the so-called “Godfather of AI,” Geoffrey Hinton.
Hinton worked as the director of the “Neural Computation and Adaptive Perception” program at Google from 2004 to 2013, and is also part of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
Now, the Google executive has publicly announced his retirement from the company to warn the world about the dangers of what he helped create.
Hinton is concerned AI could very easily end up in the wrong hands
Hinton says that he retired from the trillion dollar tech giant so that he could openly warn people about the “dangers of AI.”
He said that the technology will be hard to keep a handle once it’s fully developed, and that he’s afraid it could end up in the hands of “bad actors.”
“It is hard to see how you can prevent the bad actors from using it for bad things,” Hinton told The New York Times.
Hinton has long been haunted with this thought, but he tells himself, “If I hadn’t done it, somebody else would have,” to ease his guilt over the ramifications of his life’s work – Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer, two of the father’s of the nuclear bomb, had similar conversations with themselves over the ramifications of the fruits of their labor.
According to Hinton, his only objective now is to “talk about AI safety issues without having to worry about how it interacts with Google’s business.”
That’s why Hinton has waited until to speak out, and now that he’s not being “paid by Google,” he’s free to speak openly for the first time.
He said that his concerns go beyond the standard “Terminator” style apocalypse.
AI will erode objective truth
Hinton is concerned that the use of text and image-generation tools will erode objective truth, and create a world where no one knows what is real and what is not.
He said that AI tools will be prolific, and that in the hands of average people, these tools could become very dangerous.
The Biden White House is also showing potential concerns.
“For good or for not, what the chatbot moment has done is made AI a national conversation and an international conversation that doesn’t only include AI experts and developers,” Alondra Nelson, the former director of Science and Technology Policy, said.
Hinton seeks to assure people that his departure from Google has nothing to do with the company’s handling of Artificial Intelligence programs.
He said that the company has “acted very responsibly,” and that he just seeks to bolster his credibility in the conversation.
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