Eric Schmidt: Advances in AI will make every human better

Google DeepMind Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt. Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, believes that breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) will make every human on the planet better in some way. Speaking in South Korea on Tuesday, Schmidt said: “Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning will make each and every other human being in the entire world, smarter, more capable, better human beings.” Other powerful tech leaders and scientists including PayPal founder Elon Musk and renowned physicist Stephen Hawking have warned that advances in artificial intelligence should be treated with caution, with Hawking going as far as to say that AI could spell the end of mankind. Schmidt’s comments were made in Seoul, where Google subsidiary company DeepMind, a London AI startup, is about to pit its…


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