Robots Taking Over The World?
By Kenneth Jones, Anthony Palumbo, and Santi Mendez
Over the last decade, technology has become more prominent in our world. With many different ways to interact with technology, how we choose to utilize it will be important in our lives. One big part of technology that has come to “life” is Artificial Intelligence, or AI. Things like robots and digital phone assistants have seemed to be getting all the rave in these past years. The question remains, how much can we really trust these robots? In an article by Evan Selinger and Woodrow Hartzog, they discuss the potential of robots taking secret information without consent. “We may be at risk of letting our guard down, treating them as extended members of the family. If the technology around us is able to record and process speech, images and movement, never mind eavesdropping on our juiciest secrets, what will happen to that information?” This is an important topic that should make people think more about what information they allow their AI to access.
Furthermore, technology can not only take our information but can be used to abuse trust and integrity of your work. Recently, Google purchased a new advanced AI system called “ChatGPT. With this new AI technology, you can type any word and the AI will write an extremely detailed, human-like report on that topic. With no real way to differentiate the work of the person from a robot, it may seem like an easy way to get an “A” on any writing assignment. Teachers will be faced with a new challenge: cheating and copying work has always been a problem for school but nothing of this nature.
With this technology becoming more popular, we need to know more about the robots we choose to have in our life. This is important because ignorantly embracing such complex intelligence could have lasting negative effects. We need to establish proper values for how we use technology to improve our lives.