Artificial Intelligence (AI) gained significant popularity. AI models, such as language learning models, exist within their own realm of understanding. They lack a comprehensive understanding of our world and its underlying meaning. These models are tools and lack consciousness, willpower, and emotions.
AI models can provide false or misleading information due to their limited understanding of our world. The blurring of lines between machines and humans raises concerns about differentiating between the two. Transferring human knowledge to a machine does not make it human; programs lack emotions and do not have a will. This concept is explored in an interesting game, SOMA. Although this concept is a fantasy.
Overdependence on AI can foster laziness and distance us from meaningful human interaction. However, technology can offer significant benefits. Instead of dwelling on the negative, we could focus on utilizing AI to our advantage, as we cannot stop this technology.
Servers typically run the current AIs, and people have the ability to pull out the plug. In warfare, some individuals employ robots, and it can be strategic to follow suit from if the opponent utilizes them. This aspect raises some concern. However, it is important to note that humans primarily make decisions for these robots, not AI. While AI can assist in basic functions, managing the complexity of decision making is unlikely to be well handled by AI.
Don't be scared
Do not be scared. Some people claim that the current status of AI is impressive, but much of it is marketing hype. The following video covers that. It does not go straight to the point, but the various examples should make it clear. AI is just a tool.
Philosophers have explored the concept of artificial intelligence. The Chinese room experiment frequently shows up in discussions about AI. The Nietzsche podcast also covered similar ideas to those presented in this video.
Should we use it?
AI can excel at efficiently creating content. However, relying heavily on AI can lead to a decline in our own skills. It's advisable to view AI as a helpful tool rather than a complete replacement for human capabilities. AI tends to lack the essence of soul.
While I do use ChatGPT, I always begin with a version of the text that I personally write. The language style may differ from my own speech, but my main goal is to effectively communicate ideas. I understand that using complex terms does not help with this, but oversimplifying it would be an insult to the intelligence of my audience.