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posted by hubie on Thursday March 30 2023, @01:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the EXTERMINATE dept.

Geoffrey Hinton, a computer scientist who has been called "the godfather of artificial intelligence", says it is "not inconceivable" that AI may develop to the point where it poses a threat to humanity:

The computer scientist sat down with CBS News this week about his predictions for the advancement of AI. He compared the invention of AI to electricity or the wheel.

Hinton, who works at Google and the University of Toronto, said that the development of general purpose AI is progressing sooner than people may imagine. General purpose AI is artificial intelligence with several intended and unintended purposes, including speech recognition, answering questions and translation.

"Until quite recently, I thought it was going to be like 20 to 50 years before we have general purpose AI. And now I think it may be 20 years or less," Hinton predicted. Asked specifically the chances of AI "wiping out humanity," Hinton said, "I think it's not inconceivable. That's all I'll say."

[...] Hinton said it was plausible for computers to eventually gain the ability to create ideas to improve themselves.

Also at CBS News. Originally spotted on The Eponymous Pickle.

Previously: OpenAI's New ChatGPT Bot: 10 "Dangerous" Things it's Capable of


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 30 2023, @06:10PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 30 2023, @06:10PM (#1298947)

    The other story had a discussion about someone killing themselves supposedly because of what an AI chatbot was telling them.

    Meanwhile at Happy Jesus Church, they speak directly to God who instructs everyone to bring about that wacky fire and brimstone ending of the Bible. That's perfectly normal though, talking to supernatural deities. It's the AI that we need to worry about.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 01 2023, @05:36PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 01 2023, @05:36PM (#1299350)

    Yes, when "god" says something, it is also some corrupt individual or group trying to control people. Usually involving their penises and underage orifices.

    GhatGPT will replace them as soon as the penis attachments come in.