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According to the New York Times, for half a century, Geoffrey Hinton nurtured the technology at the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT. Now he worries it will cause serious harm.


  1. What did Dr. Hinton and his grad students create in 2012?
  2. Why did Dr. Hinton quit his job at Google?
  3. What is the most interesting point that you learned from the article?
  4. Can you imagine a scenario where bad actors would cause problems with accounting reporting? Discuss.


Metz, C. (2023). ‘The Godfather of A.I.’ Leaves Google and Warns of Danger Ahead. The New York Times, May 1 (Retrievable online at