When OpenAI claims to be “developing technologies that empower everyone,” who is included in the term “everyone?” And in what context will this “power” be wielded?
AI was mentioned several times in the spring budget, but the science that might deliver the next generation of technologies was mostly absent.
Powerful AI tools available to anyone with an internet connection make it easy to impersonate someone’s voice, increasing the threat of phone scams.
If people rely on ChatGPT or Google for complex medical questions, they could come unstuck.
I crunched the numbers, and they suggest the Robodebt algorithm’s error rate was on the order of 80%.
The latest release in the GPT series shows marked improvement over predecessors.
As human interactions with technology increase, AI-based religions are in our near future. While these religions carry risks for users, a tolerant mindset is important to consider worshippers’ rights.
Searching the web with ChatGPT is like talking to an expert – if you’re OK getting a mix of fact and fiction. But even if it were error-free, searching this way comes with hidden costs.
Our tendency to view machines as people and become attached to them points to real risks of psychological entanglement with AI technology.
The AI is not a major threat to human employment.
AI chatbots can provide people with immediate help, but the technology is still far from capable of replacing human therapists.
Students could learn about critical thinking, writing and the broader role of artificial intelligence tools like chatbots.
AI chatbots can’t take responsibility for what they say, so we shouldn’t trust them.
The use of AI and robotic technology in worship is raising profound questions about its long-term consequences. Will it lead to the betterment of society or replace practitioners?
The rise of AI raises the complicated question of how we might guide it towards ethical and political ends.
Don’t fret the AI job ‘apocalypse’. While we can expect disruption across different industries, this will come with opportunities.
It is one thing to treat AI as a tool when it has no scope for emotion. It is quite another when AI has a full suite of emotional responses.
Rather than seeing artificial intelligence as the cause of new problems, we might better understand AI ethics as bringing attention to old ones.
New technologies are often surrounded by hopeful messages that they will alleviate poverty and bring about positive social change. History shows these assumptions are often misplaced.
Automation may not reduce our workloads as much as we’d hoped.