Eric Schmidt wants an AI assistant named Not-Eric

(Win McNamee/Getty Images) Tweet Share Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt thinks artificial intelligence has the potential to solve the “hard problems” that the world faces today, including climate change, education, and population growth — and he wants his own “Not-Eric” AI assistant, as well. As reported by Bloomberg, Schmidt made the comments at a conference in New York this week, where he called for more collaboration on the kinds of AI technology that Google and Facebook have begun developing. “Every single advance has occurred because smart people got in a room and eventually they standardized approaches,” Schmidt said. “The promise of this is so profound that we — Alphabet, Google, whatever our name is at the moment — are working incredibly hard to advance these platforms.” Google, Facebook, and other tech…


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