- According to predictions, AI will have a huge impact on our world.
- Political elections may be impacted by AI-generated content, which is a problem.
- Verifying the origins of media information using blockchain technology has exciting potential.
According to predictions, AI will have a huge impact on our world. Some headlines overstate the short-term effects, while others emphasize the longer-term effects. We are exposed to suspicious or unreliable sources more frequently in an era of abundant information, such as Twitter bots and TikTok algorithms.
However, automated material, such as deepfake movies and ChatGPT, promises even higher degrees of deceit and sophistication. While spam emails are still easy to recognize, AI-generated text, audio, and video are becoming more and more difficult to distinguish from the real thing.
The US Election
Political elections may be impacted by AI-generated content, which is a problem. The Russian, Chinese, and other governments as well as non-state players like Anonymous have long worked to sway internal politics, especially through social media platforms, on behalf of the US’s enemies and rivals.
These new technologies give people new ways to deceive the public and the media. Election data reveals which demographics, counties, and districts are most important because many elections are determined by the narrowest of margins. These demographics are simple targets for criminals who could then change the outcome.
To resist this, we must establish strong cultural, spiritual, and personal habits that will make us less susceptible to deception by false information and conspiracies.
However, more has to be done. Large IT businesses have begun to work on voluntary, industry-wide norms and agreements on best practices. Verifying the origins of media information using blockchain technology has exciting potential.
To reduce our susceptibility to being duped by fake news and conspiracy theories, we must cultivate strong cultural, spiritual, and personal habits. We need to be more discerning about what we see and hear daily, and we need to be more wary of unfavorable information.
A higher standard of proof must be satisfied to believe something negative about another person than it is to believe something positive or neutral, according to the Golden Rule.
Although AI won’t necessarily change everything in our world, it will eventually affect practically everything. We must acknowledge our frailty, sinfulness, and limitations to start overcoming these obstacles. We also need to keep our thoughts on good things and the pursuit of peace.