Google’s loss of a top researcher is Apple’s gain. Samy Bengio is joining the iPhone maker, the company said Monday, weeks after he resigned from Google, where he’d worked for 14 years. After Google fired high-profile AI researcher Timnit Gebru following a dispute over a research paper, Bengio wrote on Facebook that he was stunned by what happened, adding that he stood by her and the rest of...
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Fear and Longing in the AI Wars
Hi, welcome to your Weekend! This is Abe filling in for Jon, who returns as Weekender-in-Chief next Saturday.If the cars, brain implants and spaceships don’t pan out, Elon Musk has a promising future as a fear-monger. His was the leading name attached to a widely discussed open letter published this week that urged a halt in artificial intelligence research, warning that AI poses “profound...
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