Should We Fear AI?

in #leofinance2 months ago (edited)

The fear of artificial intelligence (AI) is a common theme in science fiction and popular culture, and it's not uncommon for people to have concerns about the potential impact of AI on society and the job market. There has been countless articles about ChatGPT so I can understand why people may be afraid of AI.

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From my perspective here are several reason for concern too:

  • Loss of control: Some people are afraid that AI will become too powerful and that humans will no longer be able to control it. Think terminator and the rise of the machines!

  • Job loss: There is a real concern that AI will take over certain jobs, leading to widespread unemployment.

  • Privacy concerns: AI systems may gather and use personal data in ways that people are uncomfortable with.

  • Ethical concerns: There are concerns about the ethical implications of AI, such as the potential for AI systems to make decisions that go against our values.


While it's important to consider these issues and to be cautious about the development and deployment of AI, it's also important to recognize the many potential benefits that AI can bring, such as increased efficiency, improved decision-making, and new opportunities for economic growth. There are valid concerns about the potential negative impacts of AI. Rather than fearing AI, it is important to approach the development and deployment of AI with caution and to consider the potential risks and benefits. It is also important to have open and honest discussions about the role of AI in society and to establish ethical guidelines for its development and use. Ultimately, the key is to ensure that the development and use of AI is guided by human values and that it is used in ways that benefit society as a whole.

The ethics of artificial intelligence AI more specifically the moral principles and values that should guide the development and use of AI need to be considered carefully. This includes considering the potential risks and benefits of AI, as well as ensuring that AI is designed, developed, and used in a way that aligns with human values and promotes the greater good. There are several key ethical considerations when it comes to AI that I see as critical to the development process:

Bias in AI systems can sometimes exhibit bias of inventors, which can have negative consequences, such as unfairly discriminating against certain groups of people. Google had some issues around their algos a while back. Then there is transparency. It is important to ensure that AI systems are transparent and explainable, so that people understand how they work and can identify any biases or errors. There should also be clear lines of responsibility when it comes to the development and use of AI, including who is responsible for any negative consequences that may arise. We also need fairness. AI systems should be designed and used in a way that is fair and equitable, and that takes into account the needs and interests of all stakeholders. My biggest concerns are around privacy. The use of AI should respect people's privacy and protect their personal data.


The future of artificial intelligence (AI) is difficult to predict with certainty and we live in exciting and somewhat scary times. I for on look forward to AI developments, but still want to be aware of what could go wrong.


I think my biggest concern with AI right now is the fact that you can't really tell if someone wrote their own post on Hive or used a chatbot. It is going to get even crazier as the tech gets better and better. I think AI has the potential to make some good breakthroughs. We need to be careful though. I'm still on the fence about how I feel about it I guess.

Good point @bozz. Should bans be brought in to combat it's use here on Hive, as it has the potential to completely ruin the eco system. Maybe bans can't work on a decentralised system though, as it goes against the ethos. Have you any examples of posts that used AI on here?

No, I haven't seen any yet. Then again, it is so good how would I even tell? 😃

Oooooh ya they could be right under our noses without us even noticing.

The other thing that scares the crap out of me is this deep fake stuff. I can see careers and lives being ruined out of spite. I think there is going to be a point where none of us trust anything we see or hear. We are going to have to question everything for our own safety and sanity.

Sorry missed this, jesus deep fakes are scary as fuck! I'd not heard much about them before reading your comment. Fake news is bad enough, but deep fakes are another level.

It is pretty crazy. I was reading an article where they were trying out one of the new AI art platforms. It allowed you to take existing photos of a person, feed them in and then write a prompt to say what you wanted to see a photo of that person doing. They ended up stopping halfway through uploading one of the guys photos because they realized how dangerous it could be.

I'm not a teacher but I guess there is a huge issue with the use of AI in schools. I'm not sure if it's worse or better than the media is say but it does make it difficult to distinguish. I'd hope we teach an approach of how to use AI to help us but not rely on it for things like education.

It has become a huge talking point in many of my circles over the past couple of months. I don't know what things are going to look like moving forward. I know a student up at Northern Michigan just got in trouble for submitting a paper that ChatGPT wrote.

That’s pretty wild. I did hear that a lot of people are using it to write their HR reviews.

Yeah, our business director used it for her budget report to the board. She fully disclosed she used AI to write it.

There are a lot of things to think about and I am interested in seeing how the lawsuit goes against AI art. I will wait till that is over so I can get a better grasp on what both sides think.

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The art issues is really ingesting. If they use branded art to teach an AI and it makes something similar I see that as infringement.

Al is becoming more advanced. There was a movie where the robot takes over civilization, it's so powerful. But I don't think it can do that yet as it still needs to run on electricity !

There has been a ton of movies. Think terminator, war games, and the Disney original smart house.

AI will assist humans in their work but they will not surpass human intelligence. If AI gets out of human control then humans will destroy it

I think we will have loads of AI that do just what you said work with humans. I doubt we will create AI that surpasses us but the fear is still there. We need to be vigilant during development.

I am seeing AI doing more harm than good in the future

I get that you don't think there are positives like increase efficiency at work or in factories.

A lot to think about with AI. The Terminator thing does make you wonder. I could see that happening in the future!

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That would be terrible. The Boston dynamic robots kind of freak me out.

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