Famous physicist called AI chatbots "hyped" and mocked talk of the end of humanity

Dmytro IvancheskulNews
Artificial intelligence is probably not as smart as they try to make it out to be

Artificial intelligence is unlikely to pose any global threat to humanity, as AI technology is over-hyped and not as effective as it is claimed to be. The real technological breakthrough will be provided by quantum technologies.

This was stated by the famous theoretical physicist Michio Kaiku in an interview with CNN. He believes that extremely popular chatbots such as ChatGPT are just "hyped up tape recorders," claiming that we significantly overestimate their capabilities.

"They take human-created fragments of what's on the Internet, put them together, and pass it off as having created those things," Kaikou explained, noting that for some reason, people find such AI activity not only fascinating but also comparable to human intelligence.

He also noted that chatbots are often simply unable to distinguish truth from fiction, and small details in the AI database "should still be entered by a person."

This is not the first time the scientist has criticized the overly loud statements accompanying the development of chatbots.

"This is not (artificial - Ed.) intelligence. It is essentially a kind of distorted mirror of what has been on the Internet for the past 20 years," Kaikou said earlier.

He added that chatbots are only designed to "spit out things that seem plausible."

At the same time, according to Futurism, many of the theoretical physicist's colleagues have been influenced by the loud statements of AI developers and see the risks of its development.

"I think we're not ready, I think we don't know what we're doing, and I think we're all going to die," AI theorist Eliezer Yudkowskyi told Bloomberg.

British computer scientist and "godfather of AI" Geoffrey Hinton also expressed the opinion that it is "not unimaginable" that AI could destroy humanity.

Kaikou considers such views to be erroneous and distracting from a completely different future, which is determined by quantum computing, not AI.

He emphasizes that humanity has moved from the analog stage, when computing was done "with sticks, stones, levers, gears, pulleys, ropes," to using microchips and transistors powered by electricity.

But the next stage of evolution, he believes, will come from quantum computing.

"Mother Nature would laugh at us because she doesn't use zeros and ones. Mother Nature calculates electrons, electron waves, and waves that create molecules. And that is why we are now moving to the third stage," he said.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about what will happen when artificial intelligence reaches the singularity and whether it will be able to kill people.

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