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Does the 'Godfather of AI' think he's created a monster?: 'A little bit. Yes'
In a wide-ranging interview with guest host Robyn Bresnahan, Geoffrey Hinton, the British-Canadian computer scientist who left his post at Google this month to sound the alarm about AI’s threat to humanity, says he knows he’s scaring people with his predictions. He hopes he’s scaring politicians into doing something. For the rest of us, he offers some hope: Humanity has survived some big threats before, like nuclear weapons, but only by taking them seriously and getting to work.