According to The Guardian, Jürgen Schmidhuber, a German computer scientist known as the “father of AI”, stated that concerns about AI are unfounded, and that it cannot be stopped.
He mentioned that the development of more powerful AI systems is a global race, and since each country may have different goals, there cannot be a global moratorium to halt AI progress.
In the 1990s, Schmidhuber’s work on artificial neural networks led to the creation of language-processing models used in technologies like Google Translate.
According to The Guardian, Jürgen Schmidhuber, the German computer scientist considered as the “father of AI,” believes that concerns over AI are unnecessary, and the technology’s progress cannot be stopped.
Schmidhuber has been working on creating self-improving AI smarter than himself since he was 15 years old and currently directs the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology’s AI initiative in Saudi Arabia.
He argues that AI research, in most cases, aims to make human lives longer, healthier, and easier.
Additionally, he believes that using AI-powered tools for good purposes will counter the bad actors who might use them for malevolent intentions.
Even though the same tools can be used both for good and bad, Schmidhuber claims that they can also be used against bad actors.