The Dangers of AI


The recent rise of AI has led to many fearful speculations about the future of the economy, creativity, and even jobs. But one voice is worth paying attention to: Geoffrey Hinton, the so-called “Godfather of AI.” In a recent interview, he lamented his fear for how AI will be used. But “his immediate concern is that the internet will be flooded with false photos, videos and text, and the average person will ‘not be able to know what is true anymore’” (Cade Metz, “‘The Godfather of A.I.’ Leaves Google and Warns of Danger Ahead,” New York Times, updated May 4, 2023,