Eric Schmidt fears no robot, but Google eyes ‘big red button’ to stop them

Google’s parent company Alphabet is a many-headed beast. There’s Google, of course, and there’s Fiber ultra-fast internet, and Calico for eternal life, and Google X with its wild “moonshot” projects, among other Alphabet entities. Now, it turns out that on the subject of artificial intelligence, the big head is saying one thing and a smaller head another. Artificial intelligence underlies a huge portion of the technology firms such as Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon are working with now and planning for the future. From virtual assistants to predictive search results, self-driving cars to industrial robots, software that can make decisions and find solutions based on massive data inputs and complex algorithms is becoming ever more important to the companies, and ever more entrenched in citizens’ lives. Physicist Stephen Hawking in October warned on Reddit that…


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