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Montreal AI pioneer warns against unethical uses of new tech

Oct 16, 2017

Two artificial intelligence pioneers warn that unscrupulous or unethical uses of the technology risk undermining the public image of an area of research undergoing rapid change.

Yoshua Bengio, the head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, is known as the "godfather'' of Canadian deep learning.

He believes the sector and governments need to address concerns including the building of so-called killer robots and development of facial recognition that can be used by authoritarian regimes to repress their citizens.

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