Video: Geoffrey Hinton talks about the « existential threat » of AI

Video Geoffrey Hinton talks about the existential threat of AI | itkovian

Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton announced on Monday that he would be stepping down from his role as Google AI researcher after a decade with the company. He says he wants to speak freely as he grows increasingly concerned about the potential harms of artificial intelligence. Prior to the announcement, Will Douglas Heaven, senior AI editor at MIT Technology Review, interviewed Hinton about his concerns — read the full story here.

Soon after, the two spoke to Digital EmTech, MIT Technology Review AI event signature. « I think it’s quite conceivable that humanity is just a passing stage in the evolution of intelligence, » Hinton said. You can watch their full conversation below.

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