‘Godfather of AI’ quits Google to warn about technology’s dangers

“The Godfather of AI,” Geoffrey Hinton, said Monday he quit his job at Google last week to speak out against “dangers”; about the technology he helped create.
Geoffrey Hinton, who has been dubbed the ‘godfather of AI’, confirmed on Monday that he quit his job at Google last week to speak out about the ‘danger’ of the technology he helped develop. , according to a media report.

Hinton’s pioneering work on neural networks has shaped the artificial intelligence systems that power many of today’s products. He worked part-time at Google for a decade on the tech giant’s AI efforts, but since then he’s grown increasingly concerned about the technology and its role in advancing the technology. it, CNN reported.

“I console myself with common sense:
If I didn’t, someone else would,” Hinton told The New York Times, which first reported on his decision. In a tweet on Monday, Hinton said he left Google so he could talk freely about the risks of AI, rather than specifically criticizing Google, CNN reported.

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“I left to be able to talk about the dangers of AI without considering its impact on Google,” Hinton said in a tweet, adding:
“Google has acted very responsibly.”

Jeff Dean, Google’s chief scientist, said Hinton “has made fundamental breakthroughs in AI” and expressed appreciation for Hinton’s “decade of contributions”.

Hinton’s decision to step down from the company and speak out about the technology comes as a growing number of lawmakers, advocacy groups and tech industry insiders sound the alarm about the potential A new generation of AI-powered chatbots will spread misinformation and displace jobs, CNN reports.

The rush of attention surrounding ChatGPT late last year helped rekindle an arms race among tech companies to develop and implement similar AI tools in their products.

OpenAI, Microsoft and Google are at the forefront of this trend, but IBM, Amazon, Baidu and Tencent are working on similar technologies, CNN reported.  

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