AI Godfather Geoffrey Hinton Urges British Government to Adopt Universal Basic Income

  • 18 days ago
Geoffrey Hinton, known as the "AI godfather" for pioneering neural networks, advised the British government to implement a universal basic income to mitigate the economic effects of AI displacing workers. Hinton believes AI will boost productivity but make the rich richer, hurting those who lose jobs without UBI. OpenAI's Sam Altman, racing to develop powerful AI, thinks governments should redistribute wealth. Altman has floated the idea of "universal basic compute," giving all citizens access to AI models. Under this model, individuals would receive access to a portion of a future large language model such as GPT-7, which they could use, sell, or donate for purposes like cancer research.