AI – should we embrace change, or be very afraid

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I needed help to understand more about AI (artificial intelligence) and exactly how it could impact our future. I asked my daughter-in-law, currently doing her Masters in the subject. She sent me this link to Steve Bartlett’s Diary of a CEO interview with Google X’s former chief business officer, Mo Gawdat. It makes for a thought provoking listen!

Geoffrey Hinton, British-Canadian computer scientist and cognitive psychologist, championed machine learning decades before it became mainstream. As chatbots such as ChatGPT bring his work to widespread attention, he was interviewed for CBS Saturday Morning at the Vector Institute in Toronto on March 1, 2023. He gives his balanced perspective.

NOTE: Formal definition of sentient: capable of sensing or feeling; conscious of or responsive to the sensations of seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, or smelling.