As artificial intelligence continues to advance, more and more concerns are raised about its potential uses.
But one of the creators of AI just raised the red flag about this advanced technology.
And the godfather of AI has one dire warning for humanity that everyone should take very seriously.
How will AI change our world?
Every couple of generations, a new form of technology emerges that changes civilization forever.
Technology like the automobile and airplane have been used to spring mankind to the next level of efficiency and comfortability.
Complaining that AutoGPTs haven’t done anything useful is like saying the Wright Brothers’ airplane was a novelty. What we build today is only the first flight. pic.twitter.com/RdJNgIlMyH
— Jay Scambler (@JayScambler) April 23, 2023
But other technologies, such as nuclear fusion, have caused both the destruction and the advancement of civilization.
And now people are wondering if artificial intelligence is the next technology that will transform humanity as we know it.
If AI’s advancement and use over the past five years is any indicator of what will happen to mankind, the technology is here to stay and will dominate civilization.
Since the beginning of this year, AI has made hit rap songs, future stock market predictions, unbelievably realistic pictures, political ads, and even short films.
There really is no limit to what artificial intelligence can do.
And that is one terrifying fact for one of its creators.
One warning we can’t ignore
Geoffrey Hinton is known as the “godfather” of AI after he led a team of engineers to develop the first prototype artificial intelligence system that has become the basis for Google’s AI research bot.
And without any warning, Hinton quit Google’s AI team and is now giving everyone a dire warning.
Hinton told the New York Times that “I console myself with the normal excuse: If I hadn’t done it, somebody else would have.”
After expressing his acceptance of creating a technology that could be used by nefarious actors, he continued by adding that “it is hard to see how you can prevent the bad actors from using it for bad things.”
Geoffrey Hinton, ‘The Godfather of A.I.’ has quit Google after over a decade, expressing regret over his life’s work, and warning of dangers ahead.
“I console myself with the normal excuse: If I hadn’t done it, somebody else would have.” pic.twitter.com/psZUEEh16f
— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 1, 2023
A technology on the verge of thinking for itself is a concept that should frighten anyone.
AI can now work faster and more efficiently than the average person in a majority of jobs like accounting and record keeping.
But it is only a matter of time before AI is used against mankind.
A couple of years ago AI was used to create over 20,000 unknown deadly viruses.
Countless people will pay the price if this information falls into the wrong hands.