Meredith Whittaker: Consciousness isnt AI risk—it’s the corporations

2023-05-06

Researcher Meredith Whittaker says AI’s biggest risk isn’t ‘consciousness’—it’s the corporations that control them. She believes that AI pioneer Geoffrey Hintons warnings about AI surpassing humans are missing the point. Whittaker, who was pushed out of Google for organizing against the companys deal with the Pentagon, discusses the need for workers to stand up against technologys harms. She also criticizes Hintons lack of solidarity with those fighting against dangerous corporate impulses within the AI industry.

Link [ https://www.fastcompany.com/90892235/researcher-meredith-whittaker-says-ais-biggest-risk-isnt-consciousness-its-the-corporations-that-control-them ]

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Meredith Whittaker: Consciousness isnt AI risk—it’s the corporations

2023-05-06

Researcher Meredith Whittaker says AI’s biggest risk isn’t ‘consciousness’—it’s the corporations that control them. She believes that AI pioneer Geoffrey Hintons warnings about AI surpassing humans are missing the point. Whittaker, who was pushed out of Google for organizing against the companys deal with the Pentagon, discusses the need for workers to stand up against technologys harms. She also criticizes Hintons lack of solidarity with those fighting against dangerous corporate impulses within the AI industry.

Link [ https://www.fastcompany.com/90892235/researcher-meredith-whittaker-says-ais-biggest-risk-isnt-consciousness-its-the-corporations-that-control-them ]

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