Eric Schmidt: A.I. will not become ‘evil’

Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says that artificial intelligence will transform tech within five years, but there’s little chance of it turning on humankind and becoming “evil.” Speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity on the French Riviera, Schmidt said A.I. was not likely to turn on humans and try to destroy humankind, as depicted in some movies. Schmidt said, “I saw that movie it was really good … but we are not anywhere near that, it presumes that humans would not notice that the computer had gone evil … It’s highly unlikely these scenarios will occur, there are economic issues … All of this research needs to be done in the open, it should not be done in military labs, it needs to be done for all humanity, not for just…


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