AI: For Good or for Evil?
Series Crosstalk America
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an increasingly popular news topic, not surprisingly because of the possible uses. It can be used to monitor the movement of populations and therefore track your every step. According to Bill Gates it can even be used to replace teachers.
Will this technology ultimately be used for good or evil? It depends on who you look to. The White House says they've rolled out a plan to promote "ethical" AI with Vice President Kamala Harris in charge.
Returning to Crosstalk to tackle this issue was Alex Newman. Alex is an award-winning international freelance journalist, author, researcher, educator and consultant. He is senior editor for The New American. He is co-author of Crimes of the Educators and author of Deep State: The Invisible Government Behind the Scenes. He is founder of Liberty Sentinel.
According to Alex, AI is advancing so rapidly that even the people creating it don't understand it and can't keep up with it. It's been predicted that once this technology gets loose, it can improve itself at such a speed it could leave its creators "in the dust."
Alex referenced a new Reuters article indicating that Alphabet, Inc. (the company that owns Google) is training their artificial intelligence to have a set of moral values. It draws from several sources including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and Apple, Inc. data privacy rules.
Jim referenced a parental alert from the Child Protection League in Minnesota. They've indicated that the social media app popular among teens known as Snapchat assigns an AI "chatbot" to each customer.
|May 9, 2023