Why AI Makes Me Uneasy

My Thoughts On Artificial Intelligence

Hearing Elon Musk discussing AI in his Rishi Sunak interview, I was taken aback by some of his subtle warnings. The accelerated growth of artificial intelligence in recent months has startled me and now I worry that Elon knows more than he is letting on.

The idea of unknown entities being able to access personal data doesn’t sit well with me.

In this brief piece, I want to consider a few uncertain points that alarm me now.

What’s Making Me Nervous?

Elon mentioned that in future there may be no need for jobs. People will have no need to go to work as AI will be able to do everything for us.

Let me get that straight. Nobody will need to go to work? Sounds great but also scary.

If that is the case, how do we know these robots won’t just take over the planet? Surely we will all end up obese and with little purpose. Depressed humans with nothing to do.

As well as this, who is to say that these robots won’t spread lies and turn us against each other? Much like what fake news does these days.

I cannot perceive the range of possible ways that this AI revolution could implode. So yes, Rishi and Elon, we do need to be one step in front of it. Safeguards should be put into place to make sure the whole thing cannot just steamroll us.

In A Nutshell

This subject is so massive and very current. I could go on about it all day. But these ideas of employment becoming extinct and information getting into the wrong hands are unsettling as far as I am concerned.

What are your thoughts on this controversial topic?

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12 thoughts on “Why AI Makes Me Uneasy

  1. I think AI could be a good thing but we definitely need to use it carefully so that it doesn’t take over.

  2. The idea of no-one having jobs is an interesting one. I’m old enough to remember when computers were a new thing. The promise then was all this leisure time because computers would automate much of our work. It hasn’t happened yet. Maybe AI will be the tipping point but I’m skeptical. I agree with you that humans need purpose and our jobs give us purpose. Will we all be walking around like zombies in the future?

    I think AI has huge potential to change the world in a good way if it’s used wisely. I’m just frightened that it will be used for evil, not good.

  3. ChatGPT can be used for generating instant blog ideas. But I don’t feel like using it because I have more unique ideas. Plus, I also like the process and dynamics of writing which may be slow and uncomfortable but I like it anyway. Maybe AI and automation is good for business people who think that working consistently like a robot is much better than relying on a human brain. AI could be used for better purposes but till now whatever human beings have invented, it has also been misused. Then I don’t know if our enemies are robots or ourselves?

  4. Personally I find the whole thing scary. Although, having a blog means I’ve accepted there are various companies collecting our data all the time. However, it’s about how far it goes.

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