Jeffrey Hinton is one of the pioneers responsible for creating Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI), which served as the basis for producing chatbots such as ChatGPT and Google Bard. Recently, a British scientist lamented being the creator of the project that led to the emergence of artificial intelligence. But why is that?
Before understanding Hinton’s motives, it is important to understand the impact of his work. He was responsible for the study of artificial neural networks, which, in a very simplistic way, are computational systems capable of improving knowledge and learning themselves through trial and error processes. Much like what we humans do.
However, that study, which won the Turing Prize in 2018, has become a source of concern and regret for the world.
This was one of Hinton’s motivations for leaving Google. In addition, he wanted more freedom to express his positions on the subject.
Basically, Hinton ran Google so Microsoft scientists could fly. Based on his studies, he developed a neural network that can learn by itself to recognize objects or objects such as dogs, cats, and flowers after analyzing a set of images.
This project was one of the pillars of creating ChatGPT chatbots, from OpenAI, and from Google, Bard. But Google’s Bard was a hasty move.
In an interview with The New York TimesThe scientist says that Google’s management of the use and launch of AI was satisfactory until Microsoft announced the new Bing search engine with ChatGPT support.
Feeling threatened by a competitor’s lead, Google entered this technology race and quickly launched Bard AI. Hinton believes that this race is unstoppable, but that the indiscriminate use and mismanagement of artificial intelligence contributes to the spread of misinformation.
He adds that misapplication of artificial intelligence can lead to a landscape full of false information, images and text, where no one will be able to distinguish what is real and what is not. To calm anxiety, Hinton says:
“I console myself with the ordinary excuse: If I didn’t do it, someone else would. It’s hard to see how that could stop bad guys from using AI for bad things.”
Fears are created
In addition to the spread of misinformation and fake news, Hinton fears the long-term effects of artificial intelligence. He believes that in the future these technologies will eliminate jobs and possibly humanity, as they may be able to write and run their own code.
The academic is among the research groups that believe in developing superintelligence, which is artificial intelligence with intelligence that surpasses human capabilities. It is estimated that these technologies should be developed in less than 30 years.
Regarding Hinton’s statement, Jeff Dean, chief scientist at Google, said:
“We remain committed to a responsible approach to AI. We are constantly learning to understand emerging risks while innovating boldly.”
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