British Godfather of AI, 75, QUITS Google over Fears the ‘Scary’ Tech He PioneeredĀ 

Geoffrey Hinton, Youtube screenshot
Geoffrey Hinton, 75, helped to design the systems that became the bedrock of artificial intelligence (AI), like ChatGPT and Google Bard, but now he says that part of him regrets making them. He fears that AI could prompt the proliferation of misinformation and replace people in the workforce. The technology poses a serious risk to ‘drudge’ work and could upend the careers of people working as paralegals, personal assistants and translators. Hinton accused Google of not being a ‘proper steward’ for AI technologies. Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and the late Stephen Hawking are among the most famous critics of AI who believe it poses a ‘profound risk to society and humanity’ and could have ‘catastrophic effects’. If humans lose control of AI then it will be considered to have reached singularity, which means it has surpassed human intelligence and has independent thinking. AI would no longer need or listen to humans, allowing it to steal nuclear codes, create pandemics and spark world wars.

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The ‘Godfather of Artificial Intelligence‘ has sensationally resigned from GoogleĀ and warned the technology could upend life as we know it.

Geoffrey Hinton, 75, is credited with creating the technology that became the bedrock of A.I. systems like ChatGPT and Google Bard.

But the Turing prize winner now says a part of him regrets helping to make the systems, that he fears could prompt the proliferation of misinformation and replace people in the workforce.

He said he had to tell himself excuses like ‘if I didn’t build it, someone else would have’ to prevent himself from being overwhelmed by guilt.

He drew comparisons with the ‘father of the atomic bomb’ Robert Oppenheimer, who was reportedly distraught by his invention and dedicated the rest of his life to stopping its proliferation.

Speaking to the New York Times about his resignation, he warned that in the near future, A.I. would flood the internet with false photos, videos and texts.

These would be of a standard, he added, where the average person would ‘not be able to know what is true anymore’.

The technology also posed a serious risk to ‘drudge’ work, he said, and could upend the careers of people working as paralegals, personal assistants and translators.

Some workers already say they are using it to cover multiple jobs for them, undertaking tasks such as creating marketing materials and transcribing Zoom meetings so that they do not have to listen.

‘Maybe what is going on in these systems, is actually a lot better than what is going on in the [human] brain,’ he said, explaining his fears.

‘The idea that this stuff could actually get smarter than people ā€” a few people believed that.

‘But most people thought it was way off. And I thought it was way off. I thought it was 30 to 50 years or even longer away.

‘Obviously, I no longer think that.’

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Andrew
Andrew
6 months ago

I don’t see it being totally independent, but rather being used as another form of plausible deniability. Basically the AI will be used as a fall guy / patsy just like the Wamdeemic was used to blame to advance tyranny & a Malthusian cull of the population.