Every industry is affected by AI as the world as we know it changes. However, not all of these changes are necessarily good.
We cannot ignore the fact that AI lacks an innate moral compass or fact-checking system to guide its decision-making, even though it presents exciting new potential in many fields.
That’s why, as the world becomes more and more AI-centric, you should always double check everything you’re taught. It’s not a good idea to blindly trust AI because some AI tools have the potential to falsify data, completely misinterpret the context, and prove themselves wrong at the same time.
Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t blindly trust AI:
AI can be wrong sometimes
— Fulvio (@fulviuus) December 1, 2022
People are increasingly using AI chatbots to complete jobs like writing, scheduling appointments, and even making crucial decisions.
However, the convenience of these chatbots often comes at a high price: they are capable of making safe mistakes. AI chatbots are designed to respond in any direction despite having minimal knowledge.
They can also come from your encounters with machine learning, although they are based on your training data. An AI cannot learn or improve if it does not respond. Because it learns from its mistakes, the AI occasionally makes blunders.
It is easy to manipulate the information.
My new favorite thing: Bing’s new ChatGPT bot argues with a user, tells him the current year is 2022, says his phone might have a virus, and says “You haven’t been a good user” Why? Because the person asked where Avatar 2 is shown nearby pic.twitter.com/X32vopXxQG
— Jon Uleis (@MovingToTheSun) February 13, 2023
It’s no secret that AI has a history of being unreliable and error-prone, but one of its most sinister characteristics is its propensity to manipulate data.
The problem is that AI does not have a deep understanding of its context, therefore it will twist the truth to suit its own agenda. This is exactly what happened with Microsoft’s Bing Chat.
A user on Twitter asked about the showtimes for the new Avatar movie, but the chatbot refused to answer because it claimed the movie hadn’t been released yet.
It can limit your creative thinking.
Many professionals, including authors and designers, are now using AI to increase productivity. But it’s crucial to know that AI should be seen as a tool rather than a quick fix.
The latter, while attractive, can negatively affect your ability to be creative. People often copy and paste information when AI chatbots are used as a shortcut instead of coming up with original ideas.
Although this strategy may sound attractive as it saves time and effort, it does not stimulate the intellect or encourage new ideas.
It’s easy to misuse AI
Numerous innovations in numerous fields have been made possible by AI. As with any technology, there is the potential for misuse, which could have disastrous effects.
The potential for AI to humiliate, harass, intimidate, and silence people has become a major concern. The production of deepfakes and denial of service (DoS) attacks are two cases of AI misuse.
It cannot be a substitute for human judgment.
It can be dangerous to rely on AI alone when searching for solutions to difficult problems or making decisions based on personal preferences. It may be useless to ask an AI system to define the idea of friendship or to choose between two options based on arbitrary criteria.
This is because AI cannot take into account human emotions, context, and other intangible factors that are necessary to understand and interpret such concepts.
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