Q&A: Google’s Geoffrey Hinton — humanity just a 'passing phase' in the evolution of intelligence
Geoffrey Hinton, a professor and former Google engineering fellow, is known as “godfather of artificial intelligence” because of his contributions to the development of the technology. A cognitive psychologist and computer scientist, he pioneered work on developing artificial neural networks and deep learning techniques, such as back propagation — the algorithm that allows computers to learn.
Hinton, 75, is also a 2018 winner of the Turning Award, colloquially referred to as the Nobel Prize of computer science.
With that background, Hinton made waves recently when he announced his resignation from Google and wrote a statement to The New York Times warning of the dire consequences of AI and of his regret over having been involved in its development.
Source:: Computer World