Google Alphabet’s Schmidt: Ignore Elon Musk’s AI fears – he’s no computer scientist

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt, left, talks AI alongside Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, center. Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt has hit back at suggestions by Tesla boss Elon Musk that Google’s artificial intelligence initiatives should be feared. If you’re terrified by artificial intelligence outsmarting and then wiping out humanity, you’ve watched too many movies, Schmidt told a panel at Symposium Stockholm on Thursday. Asked about how such a scenario could be stopped if it occurred, Schmidt replied: “Don’t you think humans would notice this happening? And don’t you think humans would then go about turning these computers off? But then a virus starts relocating itself to other computers and then it’s a mad race for the last computer, and you can’t turn it off and then it destroys humanity. That’s a movie.…


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