‘Godfather of AI’ quits Google over concerns with rapid advances in tech

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By Abby Wallace A British scientist dubbed the “Godfather of AI” has quit his role at Google due to concerns about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI), such as its potentially ability to spread misinformation and overhaul the jobs market. Geoffrey Hinton — who joined Google a decade ago to build on what was then the foundation of AI technology — quit over concerns that the technology could be used to create images and text so that people will “not be able to know what is true anymore,” he told the New York Times. Hinton also said that AI could be a risk to some jobs and could even beco…

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