Toronto prof called Godfather of A.I. quits Google to warn world about the dangerous technology
When he was a computer science professor at the University of Toronto, Geoffrey Hinton revolutionized the way machines interact with people and the world. His work was so innovative, he was scooped up by Google and dubbed the Godfather of Artificial Intelligence.
As AI explodes into the public realm with leaping enhancements, however, he is now frightened by his child.
He has quit his job at Google, he said, “so that I could talk about the dangers of AI”
Hinton’s remarkable shift from leading AI proponent to AI klaxon pushes concerns over the rapid pace of its development from the confines of the scientific community and chronic doomsayers.
Hinton, 75, is starting to regret his life’s work, according to a feature interview in The New York Times.
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