Dangers of AI …
The Buzz AI create ever since Open AI Launced the Advanced Tool Chat GPT. The whole worlds is started thing about the Dangers of AI. And the consequences it is going to create.
“The development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking said in 2014.
“AI scares the hell out of me. It’s capable of vastly more than almost anyone knows, and the rate of improvement is exponential,” Elon Musk said in 2018.
It’s 2023, and while the human race is still here racing around. AI is getting smarter, and the technology is accelerating at such a blazing-fast pace, it’s hard to keep up. Without a doubt, artificial intelligence is shaping the future of humanity across nearly every industry.
The future of AI is both exciting and daunting. AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with technology, but it also brings with it the potential for serious problems. You’ve heard a lot about the benefits of AI. Now, it’s time to hear about the dangers.
AI-powered job automation is a pressing concern as the technology is adopted in industries like marketing, manufacturing, and healthcare. Eighty-five million jobs are expected to be lost to AI between 2020 and 2025, with Black and Latino’s employees left especially vulnerable, according to Mike Thomas, the technology expert at Built In.
As AI robots become smarter and more dexterous, more tasks will require fewer humans. It is predicted that AI will create 97 million new jobs by 2025, and many employees won’t have the skills needed for these technical roles. They could get left behind if companies don’t retrain their workforce, and even professions that have graduate degrees or post-college training aren’t immune to being replaced by AI.
Princeton computer science professor Olga Russakovsky says that AI bias goes beyond gender and race. It extends to politics and ideology. That’s because AI is developed by humans – and humans are inherently biased.
For example, there is increasing evidence that Google leans towards the left – because the majority of programmers are left-wing. It isn’t that you can’t find right-leaning materials, but the results of a Google search will list those pages a lot further down the list.
Radio talk show host Ben Shapiro says that Google biases its algorithm to prevent people from searching for guns online and uses fact-checks from leftist sites like Snopes and PolitiFact for conservative websites but not leftist ones. Google’s bias is as obvious as the “doodles” it chooses for its logos, which routinely feature left-wing icons and issues.
The fear of social manipulation has become a reality as politicians rely on platforms to promote their viewpoints, as evident with Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. in the Philippines – wielding a TikTok troll army to obtain the votes of younger Filipinos during the 2022 election.
Mike Thomas explains that TikTok runs on an AI algorithm that saturates a user’s feed with content related to previous media they’ve viewed on the platform. Criticism of the app targets this process and the algorithm’s failure to filter out harmful and inaccurate content, raising doubts over TikTok’s ability to protect its users from dangerous and misleading media.
Deepfakes are another form of AI manipulation. Deepfakes are fake videos created using digital software, machine learning, and face swapping. These are computer-created artificial videos in which images are combined to create new footage that depicts events, statements, or actions that never actually happened.
“No one knows what’s real and what’s not,” says tech futurist Martin Ford. “So it really leads to a situation where you literally cannot believe your own eyes and ears; you can’t rely on what, historically, we’ve considered to be the best possible evidence… That’s going to be a huge issue (for AI.)”
AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS POWERED BY AI
It goes without saying that AI technology has been harnessed for warfare. You now see it in the form of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, which locate and destroy targets on their own while abiding by few regulations. Because of the proliferation of potent and complex weapons, some of the world’s most powerful nations have contributed to a new tech cold war.
Mike Thomas: Many of these new weapons pose major risks to civilians on the ground, but the danger becomes amplified when autonomous weapons fall into the wrong hands. Hackers have mastered various types of cyber-attacks, so it’s not hard to imagine a malicious actor infiltrating autonomous weapons and instigating absolute Armageddon.
If political rivalries and warmongering tendencies are not kept in check, artificial intelligence could end up being applied with the worst intentions.
FINANCIAL CRISES BROUGHT ABOUT BY AI ALGORITHMS
The financial industry has become more receptive to AI technology’s involvement in everyday finance and trading procedure. In fact, algorithmic trading could be responsible for our next major financial crisis in the markets.
Mike Thomas continues: “While AI algorithms aren’t clouded by human judgment or emotions, they also don’t take into account contexts, the interconnectedness of markets, and factors like human trust and fear. These algorithms then make thousands of trades at a blistering pace with the goal of selling a few seconds later for small profits.
Selling off thousands of trades could scare investors into doing the same thing, leading to sudden crashes and extreme market volatility.”
As AI grows more sophisticated, the voices warning against its potential dangers grow louder. Nearly every business and occupation will be affected. If possible, you need to try to leverage it, so it works for you – not against you. And it helps to have as much knowledge of AI as possible– both the benefits and the dangers.