Geoffrey Hinton, The 'Godfather' Of Artificial Intelligence, Warns Of Perils As He Leaves Google.

Jun, 2023 - by CMI

A man widely regarded as the father of artificial intelligence (AI) has resigned from his position in order to raise awareness of the mounting risks posed by the field's advancements.

Geoffrey Hinton, 75, resigned Google and apologized to the New York Times in a letter. He told BBC that AI chatbot hazards were "quite frightening." They don't seem smarter than us right now. "They'll be soon, though." Dr. Hinton pioneered deep learning and neural networks, enabling AI systems like ChatGPT. The British-Canadian cognitive psychologist and computer scientist told the BBC that the robot could soon know more than the human brain. We're observing that GPT-4 has more broad knowledge than a person. It can reason, albeit poorly. Growth suggests things will improve rapidly. Thus, this requires concern."

Dr. Hinton wrote for The New York Times on "bad actors" using AI for "bad things." He told BBC, "This is the worst-case scenario, a nightmare scenario." Imagine Putin giving robots the power to set their own sub-goals. The scientist warned about "sub-goals like 'I need to get more power.'" Adding, "I've come to the conclusion that the kind of intelligence we're developing is very different from the intelligence we already have." We are biological, they digital. Digital systems duplicate weights and world views. These duplicates can learn independently and instantaneously communicate what they know. It's like if 10,000 people learnt something every time one did. This is how programs know more than humans.

Dr. Hinton said he left for other reasons.

I'm 75.So, he needs to retire now. Google has some positives, too. Google looks great if I don't work there." He said he didn't want to attack Google and that company was "extremely accountable." "We are still committed to a responsible approach to AI," stated Google's senior scientist, Jeff Dean. We always learn about new threats and develop bold new strategies."