The day is drawing near


Hinton, often called “the Godfather of AI,” spent most of his career singing the praises of artificial intelligence. But now he’s warning of the dangers.

In an interview with the New York Times, Hinton talked about his decision to leave Google, where he was co-founder of Google Brain, a research team that develops artificial intelligence systems.

“It is hard to see how you can prevent the bad actors from using it for bad things,” Hinton said.

Hinton joins several high-profile AI pioneers concerned about the technology’s future. After ChatGPT debuted in March, an open letter signed by more than 1,000 people urged for a six-month pause on the development of systems more advanced than ChatGPT-4.

In a tweet earlier today, Elon Musk warned that “even benign dependency on AI/Automation is dangerous to civilization.”

Meantime in our great Kenya, “leaders” such as Moses Kuria are asking which testicle of Raila’s they should hang from.