AI Impact

How will AI impact our lives in the future?

How will AI impact your life and your job? Will artificial intelligence effect your business? I asked several AI tools to summarize a few recent reports from AI experts, computer science professionals, and news analysts. Here are the results:

The Present and Future of AI

AI generated art, reimagining AI impact on the city.

The Present and Future of AI (19-Oct-2021) discusses the present and future of artificial intelligence (AI). It argues that AI has made significant progress in recent years, and is now capable of performing many tasks that were once thought to be the exclusive domain of humans. For example, AI can now beat humans at Go, write creative text formats, and diagnose diseases. The article also discusses the potential risks of AI, such as its potential to be used for malicious purposes. However, the article concludes that the benefits of AI outweigh the risks, and that AI has the potential to greatly improve our lives.

“Gathering Strength, Gathering Storms” is the primary source cited.

Leah Burrows interviewed Finale Doshi-Velez of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, for this article.

AI Impact: Artificial intelligence is transforming our world

The article “Artificial intelligence is transforming our world” from Our World in Data (15-Dec-2022) discusses the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on society. The article argues that AI has the potential to bring about both positive and negative changes.

On the positive side, AI has the potential to:

  • Increase productivity and efficiency in many industries.
  • Improve healthcare by providing better diagnosis and treatment.
  • Personalize education to meet the needs of individual learners.
  • Make our lives more convenient and efficient.
  • Create new products and services that we can’t even imagine today.

On the negative side, AI also has the potential to:

  • Lead to mass job displacement.
  • Increase inequality and the gap between rich and poor.
  • Be used for malicious purposes, such as cyberattacks or autonomous weapons.
  • Create new ethical dilemmas, such as how to treat AI systems that are as intelligent as humans.

The article concludes that the impact of AI on society will depend on how it is developed and used. If AI is used responsibly, it has the potential to make our lives better in many ways. However, if AI is used irresponsibly, it could have devastating consequences.

Generative AI: The Path to Impact

AI generated art, depicts a blur of people and buildings in a busy city.

The IDC article “Generative AI: The Path to Impact” (26-July-2023) discusses how generative AI is poised to have a major impact on businesses in a variety of industries. The article begins by defining generative AI as a type of AI that can create new outputs, such as text, images, or code. Three key areas where generative AI is likely to have a major impact:

  • Product design: Generative AI can be used to create new product designs, which can save businesses time and money. For example, generative AI can be used to generate new packaging designs, product prototypes, or even entire new products.
  • Customer experience: Generative AI can be used to create personalized customer experiences, which can lead to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty. For example, generative AI can be used to generate personalized marketing campaigns, customer support chatbots, or even virtual assistants.
  • Fraud detection: Generative AI can be used to detect fraud, which can help businesses protect their financial assets. For example, generative AI can be used to identify fake images, credit card transactions, or even social media posts.

Gathering Strength, Gathering Storms: The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence

AI generated art, reimagining AI impact on the city, culture, and civilization.

Gathering Strength, Gathering Storms: The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100) 2021 Study Panel Report provides an overview of the state of artificial intelligence (AI) in 2021. The report finds that AI is continuing to make rapid progress, and is now being deployed in a wide variety of applications. For example, AI is being used to develop self-driving cars, diagnose diseases, and create art.

This report also identifies a number of challenges that need to be addressed in order to ensure that AI is used for good. These challenges include:

  • Bias: AI systems can be biased if they are trained on data that is itself biased. This can lead to AI systems making unfair or discriminatory decisions.
  • Safety: AI systems need to be safe and reliable, especially when they are used in critical applications such as self-driving cars.
  • Explainability: AI systems need to be explainable, so that humans can understand how they make decisions. This is important for both transparency and accountability.
  • Control: AI systems need to be controllable, so that humans can ensure that they are used for good and not for evil.

Generative AI And Its Impact On Tech Careers

AI generated art, reimagining generative AI's impact tech careers.

A summary of the Forbes article “Generative AI and Its Impact on Tech Careers” (31-July-2023):

  • Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence that can create new content, such as text, images, and code.
  • Generative AI is still in its early stages of development, but it has the potential to revolutionize many industries, including tech, healthcare, and finance.
  • Generative AI could lead to the creation of new jobs in tech, such as AI developers, AI trainers, and AI auditors.
  • Generative AI could also displace some jobs in tech, such as data entry clerks and software testers.
  • It is important for tech professionals to stay up-to-date on generative AI and its potential impact on their careers.

The article also discusses the following specific impacts of generative AI on tech careers:

  • Generative AI could automate some tasks that are currently performed by humans, such as writing code or generating marketing copy. This could lead to job losses in some areas of tech.
  • Generative AI could create new opportunities for tech professionals in areas such as AI development, AI training, and AI auditing. These jobs will require a high level of technical expertise and creativity.
  • Generative AI could also lead to the creation of new products and services that are powered by AI. This could create new opportunities for tech professionals in product management, marketing, and sales.

For this article about AI impact, I used Bard (Google’s AI chat tool) to summarize a few of the highest ranking articles about AI’s impact on business, jobs and society. I was a little disappointed with the results, and found the summaries to be little dull and repetitive. For the images, I used ClipDrop to reimagine graphics.

BTW, I’m Doug Vos, and you can read more about me here. I’m using generative AI to create digital art for the Sands of Time Gallery. The world seems to be rushing headlong into using artificial intelligence. If you are creating something with AI, or building anything important, I recommend that you build it slow.

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