Q&A: Google’s Geoffrey Hinton — humanity just a ‘passing phase’ in the evolution of intelligence

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By Lucas Mearian Geoffrey Hinton, a professor and former Google engineering fellow, is known as “godfather of artificial intelligence” because of his contributions to the development of the technology. A cognitive psychologist and computer scientist, he pioneered work on developing artificial neural networks and deep learning techniques, such as back propagation — the algorithm that allows computers to learn. Hinton, 75, is also a 2018 winner of the Turning Award, colloquially referred to as the Nobel Prize of computer science. With that background, Hinton made waves recently when he announced…

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