AXIOS May 2, 2023
The “godfather of AI” quit Google and joined a growing chorus of experts warning that the rush to deploy artificial intelligence could lead to disaster.
Why it matters: When some of the smartest people building a technology warn it could turn on humans and shred our institutions, it’s worth listening.
Driving the news: Geoffrey Hinton, a top machine-learning pioneer, says he left Google so he could speak freely about the dangers of rushing generative AI products.
- “It is hard to see how you can prevent the bad actors from using it for bad things,” Hinton, 75, told The New York Times.
Axios asked AI experts — developers, researchers and regulators — to sketch their most plausible disaster fears....