Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google: “AI could make many people hurt or kill”

Ex-Google CEO Warns of Artificial Intelligence Risks

Eric Schmidt, ex-CEO of Google, has expressed his concern regarding the development of artificial intelligence, warning of its potential risks, especially if it falls into the wrong hands. The debate surrounding the dangers and future of artificial intelligence has been ongoing and many voices have been raised to demand almost immediate regulation of the technology and greater control by companies.

Schmidt’s Warning

The latest to join this group is Eric Schmidt, who served as Google’s CEO from 2001 to 2011. At a recent event for The Wall Street Journal, Schmidt commented that AI poses an existential risk that could potentially cause harm or death to many people. He does not feel that this threat is already upon humanity, but he warns that it is getting closer and could soon be able to find zero-day exploits.


Eric Schmidt’s warning of the potential risks of artificial intelligence serves as an important reminder of the need for regulation and control of the technology. While the threat of AI is not yet upon us, the future is quickly approaching and steps must be taken to ensure that the technology is used responsibly.