- Aug 17, 2017
While some employees at the company are sobbing tears of joy, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella took the opportunity to address concerns over safely developing its AI in an interview with CBS News. First, he defended the decision to release the AI to the public, even if it's still full of kinks. "The only way for any new technology to be really perfected is to be in the market with real human feedback," Nadella said. "If anything, in particular with AI, it has to get aligned with human preferences, both personally and societally, in terms of the norms and yes, we will have many, many mechanisms in place to ensure that nothing biased, nothing harmful gets generated," he added. At the interviewer's prompting, the Microsoft CEO acknowledged that the ominous possibility of an AI going rogue and turning against humanity is a valid concern, "Runaway AI — if it happens — it's a real problem," Nadella admitted.
Microsoft CEO Pretty Sure He Can Keep AI From Escaping Human Control
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took time to address concerns over AI safety in an interview with CBS News, and he seems confident about keeping AIs reined in.