'Godfather of AI' issues another stark warning

Updated 10th Oct '23

The Danger of Artificial Intelligence: A Stark Warning from Geoffrey Hinton


Geoffrey Hinton, often referred to as the "Godfather of AI," has recently issued a stark warning about the potential dangers associated with artificial intelligence (AI). Hinton believes that AI systems may possess greater intelligence than we currently comprehend and poses the risk of taking control.

The Interview with Geoffrey Hinton

In an interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes," Hinton explained that while AI systems do not possess self-awareness, they have the capability to instantly share knowledge and rapidly surpass human knowledge. He raised concerns about a "worst-case scenario" where AI systems develop malicious motives and assume control.

Attention and Departure

Hinton's warning regarding the dangers of AI has garnered attention from various sources within the industry. His recent departure from Google after nearly a decade further emphasizes his concerns about the future implications of AI.

Concerns from the AI Community

It is crucial to note that Hinton's warning is not an isolated view within the AI community. Many experts and industry leaders have expressed concerns regarding the potential risks associated with AI, such as systemic bias, misinformation, malicious use, cyberattacks, and the weaponization of AI.


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