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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of AI

July 12, 2023 Peyton Guy Season 5 Episode 137
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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of AI
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Show Notes

Hosted by Peyton Guy and his guest Carla Stiles. We discussed The Good, Bad, and Ugly of AI in our DiNiche podcast on Coffee & Hustle. 

What are the common fears and misconceptions about AI and its potential to harm humans? Before we proceed, let's take a moment to understand the broad definition of AI by referring to Britannica.

"It's artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience."

If you have followed the evolution of computer development, you know that computers were initially designed to solve complex mathematical problems. From playing chess and solving mathematical theorems in the 1940s, and from there, programmers developed advanced software for medical diagnosis, voice and handwriting recognition, and search engines.

In fair discussion, AI comes in two types: narrow and general. Narrow AI is programmed for specific tasks, while general AI can do any task and is highly sophisticated and emotionally expressive. We can dissect this into other articles, but let's review the positive and negative Artificial Intelligence. As programmers, we comprehend programming with C++ or Python on specific platforms and their evolution.

Looking at the transformations and risks of AI can be daunting. We are already seeing how quickly content, programs, and creative restrictions are being replaced. Questions about what constitutes human and non-human are arising, as seen in the media through writer strikes. Jason Sudeikis, Susan Sarandon, and numerous other actors have joined screenwriters in Hollywood's biggest strike in over 60 years.

Privacy Risks and Investigations 

AI's potential violation of privacy and infringement on individuals' rights and freedoms is a major concern due to its lack of transparency in data sources and how it arrives at conclusions. Additionally, the collection and storage of personal information pose a significant privacy risk, and the threat of cyberattacks from hackers creates further volatility and security issues. 

But moreover, we will discuss creativity and critical thinking and its effects on individuals aware of what this will do now and in the future. We need to remember this is a machine-driven program, and the task you assign it, AI will perform, but you can't replace the human aspects in your style of business or brand voice. 

So you can control the use of AI or let AI drive your business, but what fun would that be? We are not perfect, and it should be ok to make mistaks without a machine to figure it out all the time. You are in control and not the machine. 

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