31 min

The Malevolent Side of AI

This week we will be covering all things Artificial Intelligence. There are lots of questions being discussed in this conversation including if we have control over where AI is headed and on a darker side, what happens if it goes wrong? Is our society prepared? Tune in for a great episode where we address a lot of the scary realities we sometimes forget to consider with AI.

Too Long Didn’t Listen (TLDL)

AI will help humanity accomplish a lot of things but to see a list of all of the things that could possibly go wrong is both freaky and appreciated. From things like creating fake news to mass hacking and creating wars, the possible realities of AI is a scary thought. Are we even prepared for a society where all of this is possible?

Technology drives us in ways we dont understand and is shaping our lives. Yet, the amount of people that fundamentally understand what is happening is so few. How can we as a population have control of something we don’t understand? We have lost control because people don’t care to understand and there are so many ways this could go.

For the first time ever we have machines that can teach themselves with the possibility of recreating itself and training new ones on its own. That is why it is different, why the impact will be that much larger, and why it is so scary.

It comes down to the goals of AI and humanity being aligned, which is the problem.

“When everyone has access to AI, you can’t determine what people’s goals are going to be and try to prevent malicious activity. It is a whole new set of weapons and there is uncertainty on how to regulate that.”

Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Robot Dog
“AI Ripe for Exploitation, Expert Warns”
The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report

This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Day Tripper

1 bag strong black tea (such as Lipton)
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon dried lavender, lightly crushed
1½ cups vodka
¾ cup fresh lemon juice
Lemon wheels (for serving)

Featured Speakers:

Brandon Gredler

Ben Gaddis

James Lanyon

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