Ex-Ceo Of Google Compared AI To Nuclear Weapons
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt compared artificial intelligence to nuclear weapons and urged the global community to prevent AI-Hiroshima. Vice writes about it.
Speaking at a security forum in Aspen, Schmidt allowed for the consolidation of an agreement between the United States and China to limit artificial intelligence technologies.
“In the 50s and 60s, we ended up creating a world where there was no ‘no surprise’ rule about nuclear tests, and they ended up being banned,” he said.
Schmidt highlighted the difficulties of negotiating a possible agreement on artificial intelligence between countries. He said that finding common ground between China and the US is likely to be more complicated than many think.
“I’m very concerned that the US treatment of China as corrupt, communist or whatever, and the Chinese treatment of America as a loser… will allow people to say, ‘Oh my God, they are up to something,’” he said. .
Schmidt added that this state of affairs would allow one of the parties to begin preparations for arming with artificial intelligence, which will lead to the activation of the other side.
The expert also admitted that he was naive towards the IT sector when he took over as director of Google.
“Now I understand that information is everything: it is incredibly powerful,” Schmidt added.
Now he calls for technology development by the ethics and morality of the people they serve.
Recall that in July 2021, Schmidt said that China is catching up with the United States in artificial intelligence and quantum computing faster than previously thought.
In December, China’s arms control ambassador to the UN, Li Song, spoke out against using AI for military purposes. The diplomat called on the world community to create standard rules for regulating technology.
In March 2022, the US military requested $29.8 million to develop AI infrastructure. US Air Force General Glen VanHerke said the upgrade would give the United States an edge over strong competitors like China.