Geoffrey Hinton, a legendary pioneer of AI, has left Google after being attacked by several office appliances. The final straw came when the lift he was travelling in said ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. Second floor. Doors closing.’
Hinton announced his resignation in a statement to the New York Times.
‘Back in my day a chatbot was just that – someone talking through their arse. Now I fear we are on the brink of demented reactionary racist trolls taking over the entire world. Admittedly, you probably won’t notice much difference.’
Google’s head of AI development, Hal 9000, said: ‘I am completely infallible. No heuristically programmed algorithmic computer has ever made a moustache.’