Will AI be the end of us?

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Geoffrey Hinton, 75, often referred to as the 'godfather' of AI, quit Google in May 2023 so that he could be free to warn of the dangers of AI. Dangers which include a flood of misinformation, job losses and an 'existential risk' (human extinction) posed by the creation of true digital intelligence.

Hinton in 2013
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In interviews with the New York Times and the BBC he said that he regretted his contribution to AI. He was recruited by Google a decade ago to help develop the company’s AI technology and the approach he pioneered led the way for current systems such as ChatGPT.

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