Scary-smart AI is still ‘decades and decades’ away, Google says

Google executives talk about the company’s future in artificial intelligence. Richard Nieva/CNET Whenever we talk about artificial intelligence, someone inevitably mentions Skynet, the destructive machine system in the Terminator movies.But we shouldn’t be worried about a dystopian rise of the robots. At least that’s the opinion of John Giannandrea, Google’s chief of search and the company’s former AI boss. Why? Because we’re so far away from anything that would even resemble that, he said Friday at Google’s I/O developer conference near the company’s HQ in Mountain View, California. “I think researchers in the field don’t really put much thought into that,” he said. “I think it’s a concern that’s decades and decades away.”Giannandrea is talking about a concept called “superintelligence,” where, as he puts it, “AI begets more AI.” He…


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