Geoffrey Hinton, the renowned “godfather of artificial intelligence,” spoke at the Collision tech conference in Toronto, expressing his apprehensions about the future of AI.
As AI becomes smarter and more prevalent, Hinton emphasized the need to take its potential risks seriously. He outlined the major harms posed by the technology, including bias, joblessness, fake news, and existential risks.
Hinton’s concerns stem from recent advancements in AI, with language models approaching human reasoning abilities.
Despite differing opinions, Hinton believes a proactive approach is necessary to counter AI risks. He called for increased focus on understanding and mitigating potential AI-created situations.