I participated in a group discussion that was a part of IBM’s recruitment process. The topic of discussion was “Future of AI,” one of the crispiest topics of discussion among the youth these days. People talk about the impact of AI on the trends in the job market but very few of us have thought beyond. While I was thinking about what to say in the discussion, this thought clicked in my mind, how generative AI can transform humanoid robots.
Let me simplify this. Generative Artificial Intelligence (also generative AI) is a type of AI technology, capable of generating text, images, other media, etc. (Chat GPT, Bard, and Adobe Firefly are the best examples). Whereas a humanoid robot is a robot resembling the human body in shape. Generative AI is transforming the way we think about technology. It’s not just about computers performing tasks; it’s about them creating, and innovating. This means a huge leap forward. With the power of generative AI, the next generation of humanoids might be more advanced and lifelike than we ever imagined. It might become easier to develop a humanoid robot that can converse precisely like a human. As we venture deeper into this era, we may soon witness humanoids that replicate human tasks and showcase creativity and adaptability. We may redefine the boundaries soon.
The Paradox of Assistance: Artificial Intelligence Leading to Natural Foolishness
It’s an ironic twist in our technological narrative. As AI tools become more adept at assisting us, there’s a hidden pitfall that few of us anticipate. Over-reliance leads to skill degradation. Let me share a personal experience to illuminate this.
I used to make spelling errors while typing. So, I started using the autocorrect tool on my mobile phone. Eventually, as I got used to it, I started making more errors as I relied on autocorrect to handle them. Now, I don’t even remember basic spellings. The same is the condition with my English grammar as I am using Grammarly too. Now, even though I have realized it, there’s no going back. I am afraid I might lose creativity too while relying on Generative AI.
Some social and ethical implications of AI:
Generative AI (Gen AI) has shown remarkable promise in various fields, from art creation to advanced modeling. However, its capability to generate vast amounts of content, combined with the rapid growth of AI-generated content online, presents several social implications that deserve close attention.
Misinformation and Fake News: One of the major concerns with Gen AI is its potential to create convincing fake news or misinformation. Tools like GPT can generate content that appears authentic. It can mislead us easily.
Authenticity of Creation: As AI starts generating art, music, or literature, questions about originality and authenticity arise. How does society value art that doesn’t have a human touch?
Trust in Digital Content: As the line between AI-generated and human-generated content blurs, public trust in digital content could erode. It may become imperative to have verification tools or systems to authenticate content sources.
While Generative AI offers exciting possibilities for the future of content creation, it also brings with it challenges that society must navigate with caution. A balanced approach, with an emphasis on ethics, regulation, and education, can help in harnessing the benefits while mitigating the risks.
We shouldn’t worry:
Even though it all seems scary, human society is adaptable to things like this. The future might seem uncertain but we’ll navigate our way through.