Ex-Google Executive Urges Globalist Board Seize AI

November 29th, 2023 3:48 PM

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced his aims for an unelected globalist board to monitor artificial intelligence.

In an interview with Axios on Tuesday, the leftist and anti-free speech former executive claimed that current guardrails on artificial intelligence (AI) “aren’t enough” and called for a global entity to monitor the risky technology. Schmidt’s years-long connection to Democrat presidents (including the embattled incumbent, Joe Biden) could raise serious questions about his objectivity, however. According to a summary of the interview, Schmidt compared the dangers of AI to those of atom bombs. Yet he also celebrated the idea of replacing humans with robots in certain jobs.

“After Nagasaki and Hiroshima, it took 18 years to get to a treaty over test bans and things like that. We don't have that kind of time today,” Schmidt told Axios. He asserted that the world is fast approaching “the point at which the computer can start to make its own decisions to do things,” including about weapon systems, possibly only two or four years in the future.

Schmidt, displaying his leftist ideology, urged the creation of a global body like the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to assess AI and “feed accurate information to policymakers.” Notably, Schmidt previously caused controversy by arguing AI shouldn’t have “true anonymity” and privacy for users.

According to MRC Free Speech America VP Dan Schneider, neither Google nor Schmidt is to be trusted. “Google is desperate to reclaim its place at the top of the AI heap. Google uniquely wants to operate in secret and it does so always while trying to upend freedom-oriented societies,” Schneider said. Both Google and Schmidt are happy to have an AI board as long as they dominate it. “We need diversity in AI development and protections against Big Tech using AI to control and manipulate us. The last thing we want is for Google to monopolize AI,” Schneider added.

The former Google CEO portrayed the replacement of humans with robots in some jobs as a positive, according to Axios. “I defy you to argue that an AI doctor or an AI tutor is a negative. It's got to be good for the world,” Schmidt pronounced. But in an already difficult job market, replacing humans with AI could cause widespread job loss, as even OpenAI CEO Sam Altman admitted.

In 2022, a Politico report accused Schmidt of having monetary ties to the Biden White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), even paying government employees’ salaries. The former Google CEO has also worked with former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Specifically, Schmidt worked for the Obama Defense Department, and under Biden, he called for tech companies to get more involved in national security, a suggestion that Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) exclusively told MRC Free Speech America would be “incredibly dangerous.” Schmidt has been actively involved with and invested in AI and other tech companies after leaving his position at Google.

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