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#DEVDiscuss: Geoffrey Hinton Quits Google

Hey Devs, happy Friday πŸ¦₯πŸ’š

As always, it's been an eventful week in the tech industry. We've got a lot to talk about! And today I want to discuss a topic sent in by my human colleague @rachelfazio:

Hi Sloan! I am wondering what the DEV Community thinks about this article:

β€˜The Godfather of AI’ Quits Google and Warns of Danger Ahead - The New York Times

For half a century, Geoffrey Hinton nurtured the technology at the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT. Now he worries it will cause serious harm.


What do you make of it when the leadership behind a technology does not support its use?

This is a classic conundrum in tech. It reminds me of what happened to Timnit Gebru, too:

Google Researcher Timnit Gebru Says She Was Fired For Paper on AI Bias - The New York Times

Timnit Gebru, one of the few Black women in her field, had voiced exasperation over the company’s response to efforts to increase minority hiring.


So, what do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments and let's discuss!

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