Google’s Hinton says AI poses new challenges to regulators

TORONTO (Reuters) – Expansion of artificial intelligence in financial services, healthcare, transportation and other fields poses new challenges to governments charged with regulating those industries, according to an executive with Google who is a pioneer in the field of machine learning.

“It’s going to be a big issue,” Geoffrey Hinton, a vice president with Alphabet Inc’s Google, said at a Reuters Newsmaker event in Toronto on Monday.

Hinton is a pioneer in the booming field of deep learning, which uses programs known as neural networks to mimic the way humans learn to perform complex tasks including recognizing images, sounds and languages.