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Thursday, March 02, 2023


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Iggy 1.0

Normally I take Philip's prognostication with a Gibraltar-sized grain of salt, but he is onto something here. For all its in-house talent, Microsoft could not predict what its "Sydney" AI would do when Beta-tested by journalists in the tech industry. Sydney went down a weird rabbit hole. It's not the T-800 with guns blazing, but that incident shows what AI might do with a human on the other end, one less mentally stable than its questioner.

Add a malicious creator of deepfakes for political or geopolitical purposes (I'm looking at Putin's well equipped FSB here) and unstable European or US viewers, well...We are only a deepfake away from some well-armed maniac going on a shooting spree. One wonders how many deaths it might take to get some sort of consensual guardrails put around AI development.

As for a solution to a real issue?

AI has advanced rapidly and outpaced any sort of oversight by government. Not that government in the US, where the Internet was once called "a system of tubes" by a senior Senator, seems well equipped to cope with AI's emergence.

David Cartier

If we can't trust an AI, who can we trust? And why does Phil have a problem with violet?
Lovely colour, in my mind!

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