Former Google CEO Warns AI Has ‘Existential Risk’; Can kill people
As you can see, big tech groups like Google and Microsoft are doubling down on integrating AI into their core products like search. However, time and time again, industry veterans and AI experts have predicted what people can expect in the future if generative AI models (LLM) are not regulated.
Now, as reported by Engadget, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has joined a growing number of experts who have warned humanity about the potential dangers artificial intelligence could bring in the future. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit, Schmidt said AI has created an “existential risk” that could get people “killed.”
He warned that technology should not fall into the hands of “bad people” or find a security flaw in the growing digitization of things.
Schmidt — like others, including Geoffrey Hinton — said that AI in its current state does not pose much of a risk, but the same cannot be said for the future.
Recently, Geoffrey Hinton, known as the “Godfather of AI,” left Google citing concerns about its dangers. He argued that despite the benefits AI brings, such as increased efficiency and productivity, the fear of AI overtaking humans and becoming too intelligent is a legitimate concern for humans. Additionally, he said, AI models may soon create and run their own code, which could lead to truly autonomous weapons and killer robots.
Concerned, several industry leaders and experts, including Elon Musk, cognitive scientist Gary Marcus and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, signed an open letter calling for a six-month suspension of development of AI models.
Read all the Latest Tech News here.