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AI Is Not A-OK

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt

In some years, people will choose to spend more time in the metaverse. The world will become more digital than physical, and thats not necessarily the best thing for human society.

Credit: Axel Dupeux/The New York Times

In an interview, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt discusses his new book on artificial intelligence (AI), the metaverse, corporate name changes, the control of social media, and the potential dangers of AI.

"[People] think that by unleashing AI, eventually, you’ll end up with a robot overlord that's 10 or 100 or 1,000 times smarter than the humans.

"My answer is different. I think all the evidence is that these AI systems are going to think, not like humans, but they're going to be very smart. We're going to have to coexist."

From The New York Times
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