Sundar Pichai thinks AI is more profound than fire and electricity
Artificial Intelligence or better known as AI has already started to become a huge sensation all across the globe. In fact, now Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai thinks that it is “more profound” than fire or electricity for human beings.
This word coming for Sundar Pichai is a pretty big one as fire is the very reason why we are not all freezing to death. Also, Google would not have made it this big, if it wasn’t for Benjamin Franklin who was messing around with a kite and a key in a lightning storm.
But leaving all these things aside, Pichai gave his view at a show hosted by Ari Melber of MSNBC and Recode’s Kara Swisher, calling AI as, “one of the most important things that humanity is working on”.
“It’s more profound than, I don’t know, electricity or fire,” he said. He went on to highlight the ways in which humans found out how to utilize fire and get over its dangers. He said it is similar to how AI can help people after its role and effect in society has been thought out properly.
Pichai did point out on some really huge things which can be solved like helping in the research of finding out the cure for cancer. At some time, he thinks AI could do away with some jobs hence it needs to be approached in the very proper way during the advancement.
“It’s fair to be worried about AI,” Pichai said. “We want to be thoughtful about it.”
The barrage of such thoughts from the CEO of probably one of the most powerful companies in the world won’t go too well with robot-scared people such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and the constant quote-machine of tech SteveWozniakk. But the folks who are looking forward to work on AI actively such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will agree to what Sundar Pichai said.
This argument by Pichai has to be kept in knowing that, it is only possible if robots don’t take control and don’t destroy humanity.
I personally do not believe that AI models such as the Google Assistant are as profound as the fire which was one of a most important factor in evolution.
And knock-off the electricity to a load of deep learning neural networks and your AI is pretty much borked.
Sundar Pichai’s thoughts may be slightly over the top, but the use of AI is actually immense and can help humanity in a large way on the road of development.
We might be still far from truly intelligence systems, but even pretty smart systems can shake up the globe with its advantages.