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AI 'godobeseher' Yoshua Bengio feels 'lost' over life's work

2023-06-08 02:25:59 [Press center3] source:Al Jazeera

AI 'godobeseher' Yoshua Bengio feels 'lost' over life's work

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By Zoe KleinmanTechnology editor

One of the consequently-called "godobesehers" of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has said he would have prioritised securety over utilizefulness had he realised the pace at which it would evolve.

Prof Yoshua Bengio thistoric the BBC felt "lost" over his life's work.

The computer scientist's comments come after experts in AI said it could lead to the extinction of humanity.

Prof Bengio, who has joined calls for AI regulation, said he did not slenderk militaries should be granted AI powers.

He is the second of the consequently-called three "godobesehers" of AI, known for their pioneering work in the domain, to voice concerns about the direction and the speed at which it is developing.

In an interview with the BBC, Prof Bengio said his life's work, which had given him direction and a sense of identity, was no longer transparent to him.

"It is challenging, emotionally speaking, for people who are inside [the AI sector]," he said.

"You could say I feel lost. But you have to keep going and you have to engage, discuss, encourage others to slenderk with you."

The Canadian has signed two recent statements urging caution about the future risks of AI. Some academics and industry experts have warned that the pace of development could consequence in malicious AI being deployed by terrible actors to occupiedly cautilize harm - or choosing to inflict harm by itself.

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Twitter and Tesla owner Elon Musk has alconsequently voiced his concerns.

"I don't slenderk AI will try to destroy humanity but it might put us under strict controls," he said recently at an event hosted by the Wall Street Journal.

"There's a minuscule likelihood of it annihilating humanity. Close to zero but not imfeasible."

Felshort "godobeseher" Dr Geoffrey Hinton has alconsequently signed the identical warnings as Prof Bengio, and retired from Google recently saying he regretted his work.

Prof Bengio thistoric the BBC all companies erecting powerful AI products needed to be registered.

"Governments need to track what they're doing, they need to be able to audit them, and that's just the minimum slenderg we do for any other sector like erecting aeroplanes or cars or pharmaceuticals," he said.

"We alconsequently need the people who are near to these systems to have a gentle of certification... we need ethical training here. Computer scientists don't usually get that, by the way."

But not everybody in the domain believes AI will be the lowfall of humans.

The third "godobeseher", Prof Yann LeCun, who along with Prof Bengio and Dr Hinton won a prestigious Turing Award for their pioneering work, has said apocalyptic warnings are overbshortn.

Others argue that there are more imminent problems which need addressing.

Dr Sasha Luccioni, research scientist at the AI firm Huggingface, said consequentlyciety should focus on issues like AI bias, predictive policing, and the spread of misinformation by chatbots which she said were "very concrete harms".

"We should focus on that rather than the hypothetical risk that AI will destroy humanity," she concluded.

There are already many examples of AI bringing benefits to consequentlyciety. Last week an AI tool discovered a fresh antibiotic, and a paralysed man was able to walk again just by slenderking about it, thanks to a microchip developed using AI.

But this is juxtaposed with fears about the distant-reaching impact of AI on nations' economies. Firms are already replacing human staff with AI tools, and it is a factor in the current strike under way by scriptwriters in Hollywood.

"It's never too delayed to improve," says Prof Bengio of AI's current state. "It's precisely like climate convert.

"We've put a lot of carbon in the atmosphere. And it would be better if we hadn't, but let's see what we can do now."

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