With the advent of Artificial Intelligence, the work of many people has become easier. However, there are many who are worried about this. One of them is Geoffrey Hinton. An AI pioneer and former Google employee who is known as the ‘Godfather of AI’. He has left the tech company, warning people about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Since then, the discussion about the dangers of AI has started all over the world.
Geoffrey Hinton, 75, is known for his work in deep learning and neural networks at the University of Toronto. He warned the public about the risks of the AI race between companies and the lack of stringent regulation. He left the company, saying he was most concerned about AI-generated media. The reason for this is that due to the arrival of this content, the Internet user can easily be fooled. Because and will not be able to identify the real and fake.
Who is Geoffrey Hinton and why he left Google over AI?
Actually, Geoffrey Hinton is called the Godfather of AI. He received his BA in Experimental Psychology from Cambridge in 1970 and PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh in 1978.
He did postdoctoral work at the University of Sussex and the University of California San Diego and then worked for five years as a faculty member in computer science at Carnegie-Mellon University. He then became a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and moved to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.
However, this list does not end yet. Geoffrey then spent three years setting up the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College London from 1998 to 2001 before returning to the University of Toronto where he is now a professor. Since 2013, he has been working for Google in Mountain View and Toronto.
Not only this, but the list of awards of The Godfather of AI is also not small. He was first awarded the David E. Rumelhart Prize in 2001, then the IJCAI Prize in 2005, the Kilm Prize in 2012 for Engineering, the IEEE James Clerk Maxwell Gold Medal in 2016, and the NSERC Herzberg Gold Medal. It is Canada’s top award in science and engineering.
Apart from this, Geoffrey is also worried that the arrival of AI technology can have a negative impact on the job market. Further, Dr Geoffrey says that it was Google’s responsibility to handle AI technology, but Google has also already released its Artificial Intelligence content.