Geoffrey Hinton distances himself from Google and warns against the use of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most controversial technological topics today. Although it is eminently revolutionary, this technology poses enormous ethical problems whose solutions have not yet been found.

Geoffrey Hinton quits Google to speak out on AI

In the near future, AI could effectively read our minds and store the information on the blockchain. This will undoubtedly be a major step forward in the development of this technology.

The news is at least staggering enough to prove the critics of artificial intelligence right. Besides, has Geoffrey Hinton joined the ranks of these? One might think so.

In effect, “the godfather of AI” left Google. A choice all the more intriguing as Geoffrey Hinton is recognized as one of the most important pioneers of the emergence of AI. Officially, the geek dropped the apron for a reason. That of having the right to speak freely about AI and its threats.

Because, yes, artificial intelligence, sold as a kind of new industrial revolution, has enormous dangers that we must talk about. The first concerns the use of artificial intelligence to flood the web with false information. AI would therefore be a way to increase informational confusion in an era of news profusion.

These are not the only dangers of AI to be wary of. Hinton is particularly worried about this mindless technology taking over the jobs of millions of people. A serious risk for humanity, knowing that the AI ​​​​can learn a lot of information and adopt various behaviors without recoil.

Artificial intelligence, man’s worst invention?

But there is worse according to Hinton. The pursuit of which AI is the object specifically in the armaments sector. The use of AI would thus make it possible to develop new generation weapons that are much more lethal.

As Einstein, regretting having contributed to the development of the atomic weapon, Geoffrey Hinton, dropped: “I console myself with the usual excuse: if I hadn’t done it, someone else would have done it”.

Perhaps it is too late to try to rectify the situation? The answer is unclear. What is, however, are the concerns about AI. And tech executives know it.

Last March, more than 2,600 industry executives and researchers, including Elon Musk, signed a petition. The objective of the latter: to bring about a temporary halt in the development of AI due to its “profound risks for society and humanity”.

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