An increasing number of people are worried about a robot uprising. Famous people like Steven Spielberg worry that AI will replace human innovation in the future.
It seems that Spielberg’s fear of an AI takeover is shared by others. Many intellectuals and renowned celebrities are concerned about a future in which robots rule society. While ChatGPT suffered a global outage on March 20th, 2023, it still remains increasingly popular.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the most memorable words spoken by notable people as they pondered the risks posed by AI.
Ryan Reynolds Finds ChatGPT Terrifying But Compelling
ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot that employs deep learning and machine learning to generate language that seems human, is trending worldwide.
The actor Ryan Reynolds had the chatbot create a commercial screenplay for his mobile virtual network operator, Mint Mobile, which operates in the United States. And, he got exactly what he wanted.
Ryan Reynolds said in a video posted to his YouTube account that he had the OpenAI chatbot create a commercial for Mint Mobile, including his voice. The Hollywood star suggests using a “joke” or “curse word” to inform customers that Mint’s holiday promotion will “still be going” after the “Big Wireless” companies have stopped theirs.
ChatGPT provided Reynolds with this wildly personable response:
“Hey, it’s Ryan Reynolds here. First of all, let me just say Mint Mobile is the sh*t, but here’s the thing: All Big Wireless companies out there are ending their holiday promos but not Mint Mobile. We’re keeping the party going cause we’re just that d*mn good. Give Mint Mobile a try. And hey, as an added bonus, if you sign up now, you’ll get to hear my voice every time you call customer care. Just kidding. That’s not a real thing. Stay classy everyone.”
According to Reynolds, the advertisement created by ChatGPT is “mildly terrifying but compelling.” There’s no way to know for sure that ChatGPT authored this advertisement, but there’s also no reason to doubt that the AI chatbot is capable of doing so.
Elon Musk Believes AI Is Our Biggest Existential Threat
Elon Musk caused a stir in 2017 when he suggested that AI could trigger a third World War.
He went on to warn that AI was an even bigger danger to humanity than North Korea. He warned that unchecked AI will lead to killer robots roaming the streets and taking innocent lives, and he pleaded with lawmakers to impose restrictions on the technology before it was too late.
OpenAI was originally founded in 2015 with Elon Musk’s aid as a non-profit organization. In February of 2018, he resigned from the board of the non-profit OpenAI, whose mission is to advance safe AI development and promotion.
In 2020, he tweeted that his trust in OpenAI’s security was “not great,” citing the fact that the organization had first been presented as open source and nonprofit but that “neither are true.”
Musk stated in a documentary by American filmmaker Chris Paine that the development of superintelligence by a company or other group of individuals could end in a type of AI that dominates the planet.
“At least when there’s an evil dictator, that human is going to die. But for an AI, there would be no death. It would live forever. And then you’d have an immortal dictator from which we can never escape.”
When it comes to the threat of becoming obsolete, Musk thinks humans should merge with AI. He helped found Neuralink, a company with the stated mission of creating a computer interface for the human brain. Is this really the best option we have right now?
Steven Spielberg Is Terrified Of AI Making Creativity Obsolete
Steven Spielberg has expressed his concern about the emergence of artificial intelligence in several fascinating interviews and interviews. According to him, machines will never be able to understand the essential nature of human existence and art.
In an interview with Marca, Spielberg shared his thoughts, “The human soul is unimaginable and ineffable. It cannot be created by any algorithm. This is something that exists only in us. If we were to lose that because books, films, music tracks are being created by the machines we have made. Are we going to let all this happen? It terrifies me.”
As a result, the director is “scared” that AI could one day be able to steal the “creative spirit” from all the works of art that humans have made from the beginning of time.
This follows the release of software in recent months that demonstrated AIs’ ability to generate their own animations, artwork, and music.
“Broadly speaking, you take something that you created, which is a computer, and you give autonomy to it based on your own point of view and about yourself as a human person,” Spielberg declared.
Considering the director’s history with movies like “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” and “Minority Report,” the irony of this perspective is palpable.
Stephen Hawking Believed AI Could End The Human Race
Black hole and relativity expert Stephen Hawking was widely hailed as a leading theoretical physicist in the history of the field.
Hawking expressed grave concern about the potential dangers of AI in his latter years. “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” he told BBC News in 2014.
After AI develops to a certain point, Hawking predicts it will become a “new kind of life that will outperform humans,” as he put it in an interview with WIRED magazine in 2017.
“I fear that AI may replace humans altogether. If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself. This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans,” he told the magazine.
Although the early types of AI had proven useful, the famous physicist was concerned about the ramifications of developing machines that are on par with or even superior to humans.
Bill Gates Compared Artificial Intelligence To Nuclear Weapons
Bill Gates has previously voiced concern about how humans might deal with a superintelligent artificial intelligence.
The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist delivered a dire warning in 2019 that sophisticated AI is as dangerous as nuclear weapons and that the United States is falling behind the rest of the world in the race to develop AI technologies.
“The world hasn’t had that many technologies that are both promising and dangerous,” Gates stated during an event at Stanford, according to CNET. He continued, “I won’t say there are that many” examples of AI having improved society.
Gates also hoped that the technology would be utilized to advance medical care around the globe. But, he cautioned that the United States’ once-unchallenged position in the field of artificial intelligence research is slowly but surely eroding.
“I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence,” Gates said in 2015. “First, the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that, though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.”
It’s excellent that people are debating these questions, he said, because the benefits of AI technology are exciting but will eventually be a net negative.