Google’s Demis Hassabis – misuse of artificial intelligence ‘could do harm’

Google’s Demis Hassabis – misuse of artificial intelligence ‘could do harm’ Kamal Ahmed Business editor 16 September 2015 From the section Business comments It is a technology so powerful that – on a distant day well into the future – it could mean computers that are able to advise on the best way to treat patients, tackle climate change or feed the poor.With such potential power, comes huge responsibility.Demis Hassabis, the head of Google’s £400m machine learning business and one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject, has now called for a responsible debate about the role of ethics in the development of artificial intelligence.”I think artificial intelligence is like any powerful new technology,” Mr Hassabis, DeepMind’s co-founder, told me.”It has to be used responsibly. If it’s used irresponsibly…


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