ChatGPT: The world’s new favourite chatbot, having already amassed more than one million users less than a week after its public launch.
It is the artificial intelligence system created by OpenAI, a US company that lists Elon Musk as one of its founders.
The company disclaims its vision on its website as ‘to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI)—by which we mean highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at most economically valuable work—benefits all of humanity.’
Speaking of benefiting humanity, I spoke directly to the newly opened ChatGPT, specifically to get answers on artificial bias:
- Does AI has baises like the humans?
ChatGPT: Yes, AI systems can have biases, just like humans. Biases are beliefs or attitudes that affect our perceptions and judgments of other people or situations. These biases can be based on a variety of factors, such as race, gender, age, or personal experiences.
AI systems can develop biases in several ways. For example, they can learn biases from the data they are trained on. If the data used to train an AI system is biased, the system will learn and reproduce those biases. AI systems can also develop biases through the way they are designed and programmed. If the designers or programmers have biases, these can be built into the AI system.
In addition, AI systems can amplify and perpetuate existing biases in society. For example, if an AI system is used to make decisions that affect people’s lives, such as in hiring or criminal justice, it can reinforce and amplify existing biases if it is not carefully designed and tested.
Overall, AI systems can have biases, just like humans. It is important to recognize and address these biases to ensure that AI systems are fair and unbiased. This can be done through careful design and testing, as well as by using diverse and representative data sets to train AI systems.
- What will be the consequences of a baised AI for humans?
ChatGPT: The consequences of a biased AI for humans can be significant and wide-ranging. Some of the potential impacts include:
Discrimination and inequality: A biased AI system can reinforce and amplify existing biases in society, leading to discrimination and inequality. For example, it may make hiring decisions that unfairly favor or discriminate against certain candidates based on their gender, race, or other factors.
Inaccurate and unfair decisions: A biased AI system may make inaccurate and unfair decisions that can have negative consequences for individuals and organizations. For example, it may make incorrect medical diagnoses or predictive analytics that can harm patients or lead to financial losses.
Loss of trust and confidence: If people become aware of the biases in an AI system, they may lose trust and confidence in the system and in the organizations that use it. This can damage the reputation of the organizations and undermine the public’s trust in AI and technology more generally.
Legal and ethical issues: Biased AI systems can also raise legal and ethical concerns. For example, if an AI system is used to make decisions that affect people’s lives, such as in hiring or criminal justice, it may violate laws and ethical principles that prohibit discrimination and ensure fairness.
Overall, the consequences of a biased AI for humans can be significant and wide-ranging. It is important to recognize and address these biases to ensure that AI systems are fair and unbiased, and to avoid the negative consequences of bias in AI.
- Would a biased AI become a threat for humanity?
ChatGPT: It is not necessarily the case that a biased AI would become a threat for humanity. While biased AI systems can have negative consequences for individuals and society, they do not necessarily pose a threat to humanity as a whole.
However, if AI systems are not designed and used carefully, they could potentially pose a threat to humanity. For example, if AI systems are not aligned with human values and goals, they could make decisions that are harmful to humans or that conflict with our interests. In addition, if AI systems become too powerful and are not controlled or regulated effectively, they could potentially pose a threat to humanity.
AI and ML: Invisible hands everywhere!
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have now entered almost every aspect of our lives like an ‘invisible hand’. It processes massive amounts of data and makes key decisions in real time.
There is another side of the issue that needs to be discussed: These technological developments actually grow by being fed by society’s relationship sets, value judgments and patterns. In other words, issues such as deeply rooted prejudices, discrimination, and inequality for humanity can gain a solid place in the heart of these emerging technologies as ‘algorithmic bias‘.
As artificial intelligence gradually pervades our lives, it will be extremely important to deal with these issues and connect artificial intelligence in a way that will solve our fundamental problems rather than fuel them.
Thanks for the talk ChatGPT!