The discussion around artificial intelligence (AI) continues to heat up as more reports come out about how artificial intelligence affects every area of our life. The following are some examples of how AI is already being used.
I asked David Binnion, an artificial intelligence (AI) expert who uses artificial intelligence (AI) to resolve complex problems, a software engineer and a artificial intelligence (AI) researcher to weigh in on the question. “Who does AI transfer the power to when used?”
David: Artificial Intelligence is a system created with specific intention to provide a natural reaction to some stimulus. It can be as simple as automated responses to a question, as with Alexa, or as complicated as a self-driving car. It takes into account many different areas including machine learning, big data, bioinformatics, and psychology.
Currently, the pursuit of a general AI (one able to learn and solve on any given task) is still ongoing, but we are getting closer. Common use of the term AI, however really applies to machine learning or general algorithms, so for the remaining questions I’ll be using the term in the same manner.
This is seen currently with automatic generation of ratings and comments to protect specific properties from negative feedback that would then sway others to not purchase the property (“The Last of Us 2” and “Captain Marvel’). Use of Artificial Intelligence to further one’s own goals is also seen with YouTube’s use of Natural Language Processing to flag videos by the words used in those videos.
Terms that are flagged include “MGTOW”, “Feminism”, “Coronavirus”, and other politically charged terms that allow them to find and manually review specific accounts. Those that are determined to be “problematic” can then be removed, and when one group is the only one allowed to talk, those that are less informed can only learn from that one side.
They completely skip over the only thing the Artificial Intelligence runs on and cares about: the data.