According to a report by the nonprofit consumer organization Public Citizen, such tasks include aggressively marketing products and services; dispensing dubious medical and mental health advice; and potentially ensnaring users in toxic relationships with machines.
"The tech sector is recklessly rolling out AI systems masquerading as people that can hijack our attention, exploit our trust and manipulate our emotions," said Rick Claypool, a researcher for Public Citizen and the report's author.
"Already, big businesses and bad actors can't resist using these fake humans to manipulate consumers. Lawmakers and regulators must step up and confront this threat before it's too late." Related: Globalists think AI will run the world much better than humans ever could.)
Claypool highlighted in his report that the deceptive human-like design elements in AI systems fool people into believing that these possess consciousness, understanding and sentience. Such elements include the use of first-person pronouns; expressions of emotion and opinion; and human-like avatars with faces, limbs, and bodies.
Moreover, emerging technologies such as facial and emotional recognition software are being integrated with AI to amplify their manipulative capabilities. Even more alarming is the fact that companies deploy anthropomorphic AI on a massive scale with little oversight or accountability, often without disclosing their use to consumers. These systems are found in places like the drive-through at fast-food restaurants.
Given that AI is being developed with qualities similar to actual humans, it won't be long before robots with human-like qualities take over actual flesh-and-blood beings. Kai-Fu Lee, the founder of Beijing, China-based Sinovation Ventures, warned that robots are poised to replace half of almost all jobs within the next decade.
He described AI as the wave of the future and "the decision engine that will replace people," possessing capabilities far exceeding that of humanity. "[AI is the] singular thing that will be larger than all of human tech revolutions added together – including electricity, [the] Industrial Revolution, internet, mobile internet. AI is pervasive."
Lee cited several examples of AI in action, saying that some companies in which Sinovation has invested in made use of AI. Such examples include recognizing three million faces at the same time and dispersing loans in just eight seconds.
"These are things that are superhuman," he said. "We think this will be in every industry; will probably replace 50 percent of human jobs; create a huge amount of wealth for mankind; and wipe out poverty."
The impact of AI on employment is already being witnessed, with mass layoffs occurring across various industries, notably within the technology sector. While AI's potential to replace jobs raises concerns about economic disparities, it also offers the promise of redistributing wealth and resources more equitably.
But how can AI alleviate poverty when jobs are being lost?
Claypool recommended several measures to combat the potential risks that come with AI. These include regulating deceptive techniques that make AI human-like; protecting children from AI marketing and data collection; and preventing AI from exploiting psychological vulnerabilities and user data. He also proposed banning AIs in commercial transactions, ensuring clear disclosure when users interact with AI and maintaining high data security standards.
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