What Exactly Are the Dangers Posed by A.I.?
A significant number of high-tech leaders, researchers and others who work with artificial intelligence, or AI, technologies are joining in on a warning about the workings of AI that could put humans at risk. Fulton Schools Professor Subbarao Kambhampati, a computer scientist and AI expert, points to one particular threat. While there is no way to guarantee AI systems will be correct or accurate on any information they compile and disseminate, AI can deliver such information in ways that make it seem credible. There is a big concern about such systems being used to spread disinformation, and to do it persuasively — especially the AI systems that can interact with people in natural-sounding language.
See Also: When A.I. Chatbots Hallucinate, The New York Times, May 1
Kambhampati advises against questioning AI unless you already know the answer to the question.
‘The Godfather of A.I.’ Leaves Google and Warns of Danger Ahead, The New York Times, May 1
The article links to statement Kambhampati helped to draft along with 19 current and former presidents of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence warning about risks AI poses.