Geoffrey Hinton, one of three important Artificial Intelligence pioneers known as the “Godfather of AI,” disclosed that a particular component of his work had caused him remorse.
Hinton, the honouree of the prestigious 2018 Turing Award for contributions to the development of AI resigned from his decade-long stint at Google, where he developed a respected reputation in the area, according to an interview with The New York Times.
According to the New York Times, Hinton informed Google of his departure last month and spoke with CEO Sundar Pichai directly on Thursday.
The details of their conversation were not made public. Hinton began his career at Google after the business bought out a startup he co-founded with two students, one of whom eventually became the principal scientist of OpenAI.
They created a neural network that used photo analysis to teach itself to recognise common things, which contributed to the development of ChatGPT and Google Bard.
According to the interview, Hinton was pleased with Google’s technology management up until the debut of Microsoft’s OpenAI-enhanced Bing.
This constituted a huge risk to Google’s main business, necessitating a strong response.