Hinton Quits Google due to Danger of Misinformation

Posted by Peter Rudin on 12. May 2023 in News

The neural network pioneer and ‘Godfather’ of AI says that the dangers of chatbots were ‘quite scary’ and warns they could be exploited by ‘bad actors’.

Hinton is concerned that people will not be able to discern what is true anymore with AI-generated photos, videos and text flooding the internet.

In response to Hinton’s resignation, Google’s chief scientist, Jeff Dean, said that we remain committed to a responsible approach to AI. We learn to understand emerging risks while also innovating boldly.

Toby Walsh, scientist at the University of New South Wales AI Institute, states that with any digital data you see – audio or video – you have to entertain the idea that someone might have spoofed it.


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