The “Godfather of Artificial Intelligence,” Geoffrey Hinton, expressed reservations about the dangers of AI. In order to assure safety, he thinks businesses and governments should use extreme caution when developing new technologies. This year, Mr. Hinton announced his retirement from Google.
The British specialist on computers and the human mind stated, “I think that in five years, AI might be able to think more logically than us,” in an interview with 60 Minutes.
28 June 2023; Geoffrey Hinton, Godfather of AI, University of Toronto, on Centre Stage during day two of Collision 2023 at Enercare Centre in Toronto, Canada. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Collision via Sportsfile
Mr. Hinton expressed concerns about widespread job displacement owing to AI’s capabilities, perhaps resulting in a dearth of replacement work possibilities, even if he acknowledged the potential for AI to increase productivity.
The moment has come, he argued, to conduct trials to gain a deeper understanding of AI and to enact legislation to guarantee its moral application.