Putting AI back in the bag

Humans suck at putting things down when they feel like there's potential for good or profit. AI is a great example.

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I wrote a very “stream-of-conciousness” thread on AI and how we probably can’t put it back in pandoras box on Mastodon. You can read it as a primer below:

I wanted to elaborate a bit in a longer format where I didn’t have to worry about splitting up my posts.

Generative AI as a power for good

I don’t believe that the people working on generative AI aren’t doing it out of malice. It’s very easy to see there are huge possibilities for good to come from it.

Here’s a few things I can think of off the top of my head:

Generative AI as a power for evil

While these are great, when you look at the list of unarguably terrible things AI can do without proper guard rails, they lose their sheen.

Here’s a few of the things I’ve been thinking about recently:

All very fun and very fresh ✌️

This really feels like a digital equivalent to CFCs burning a hole in our o-zone layer; luckily we were able to regulate their use and prevent the earth from crisping itself.

Hopefully we learn to get our collective minds out of the clouds and start regulating this, before we lose the internet as we know it today.

About me

I'm Mykal Machon, I'm a web developer / coffee nerd from British Columbia, Canada. I'm currently working at the University of the Fraser Valley as a Systems Analyst.

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