Did artificial intelligence know I would write this sentence before I wrote it? Probably not. Did I choose this particular sentence to make the AI think I was trying to trick it? Definitely. And maybe this is all just a very clever prank by an unknown artificial intelligence, but that’s never stopped me before…
I can hear some angry readers roaring in the distance. I just want to thank you for your time and understanding and the AI for generating some of the most creative and varied words ever used on my website.
Well, I certainly hope that the last sentence is a stretch. Until this paragraph, I wrote only the first sentence above. And by no means do I want to try to convince you that AI can do things it can’t. In this morning’s Neural Newsletter from The Next Web, they wrote, “Right now, the richest people on the planet are absolutely fixated on convincing the general public that they’ve built AI systems capable of things they clearly cannot do.”
So in full transparency, the writing in the first two paragraphs above was not the first result Inferkit generated. It’s not magic. It is one of the text outputs which I felt took the writing in the direction it should go. I lead it. That said, the rest of the writing that follows this sentence was also entirely written by AI based on a single prompt, “Is artificial intelligence just a very clever prank?” For the remainder of the post I used Jasper.ai.
Not Just A Clever Prank
In recent years, AI has made significant strides. While early AI systems were often little more than clever pranks, today’s AI technologies can perform a wide range of tasks, from basic pattern recognition to complex decision-making. As a result, many people have started to view AI as a potentially transformative technology.
However, there is also a growing concern that AI could be used to subvert our democratic institutions or manipulate public opinion. As AI technologies become more sophisticated, ensuring they are used responsibly and with the public’s best interests in mind will become increasingly important. Otherwise, we may find ourselves living in a world where we can no longer trust what we see and hear.