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Geoffrey Hinton, u0026quot;Godfather of artificial intelligenceu0026quot; talks impact and potential of AI

Thijs Pepping
May 17, 2023

Geoffrey Hinton is called by some ‘the godfather of artificial intelligence’ because he advocated for machine learning decades before it became mainstream. Now, chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT are bringing his work to the forefront. Recently Brook Silva-Braga from CBS Saturday Morning spoke with Geoffrey Hinton about the past, present, and future of AI.

I highly recommend to watch this interview. Hinton discusses well-known concepts in the current context of chatgpt and generative AI. E.g. 

  • the importance of studying the brain to understand (artificial) intelligence, 
  • the idea of “idiot savant” AI
  • the Alignment Problem
  • Sentience and Understanding
  • (Generative) AI Impact on Jobs

The concepts may be well-known; what is interesting is to hear Hintons perspective on it in current times. So much has changed in only a few months… Hinton is nuanced about the opportunities and risks and has a unique ability to explain the subject matter in simple terms. And after all the incredible things that have happened, Hinton’s ultimate goal still is isn’t reached: to understand human intelligence by building systems that resemble it.

About the author

Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Thijs Pepping is a humanistic trend analyst in the field of new technologies. He is part of the think tank within SogetiLabs and in his work he continuously wonders and analyses what the impact of New Technologies is on our lives, organizations and society.


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