There is a lot of talk in the press about AI at the moment.
Some reports are indicating that humans will be redundant and AI will end up ruling the world.
There are some really good uses for AI:
- Make processing information more efficient and accurate
- Summarise lengthy documents
- More accurate search results when searching the internet
- Safety checks to alert people of danger based on past experience
The key thing to remember is that AI is trained by humans. We are in control.
For sure, there will be people who will try and use AI for their own advantage. The same will apply to AI as many other things in life. Common sense and the “is this too good to be true” test prevails. As always we need to look after the vulnerable.
I had a “chat” with “Chat-GPT” – https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt – to get some thoughts.
ME: How are you today
ME: Can criminals use AI
Yes, unfortunately, criminals can use AI to aid them in various illegal activities. AI technology has the potential to be used for both beneficial and harmful purposes, depending on how it is applied. Some examples of how criminals could use AI include:
- Cyberattacks: Criminals can use AI to launch more effective and sophisticated cyberattacks, such as phishing attacks, malware infections, or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
- Fraud and Scams: AI can be used to automate and optimize fraudulent activities, such as creating fake social media accounts, generating fake reviews, or conducting identity theft.
- Surveillance: Criminals can use AI-powered surveillance tools to track and monitor individuals, such as using facial recognition technology to identify potential targets.
- Financial Crimes: AI can be used to manipulate financial markets, conduct insider trading, or launder money more efficiently.
It’s important to recognize that the same AI technology can also be used by law enforcement agencies to combat crime and improve public safety. As with any technology, it’s crucial to weigh the potential risks and benefits and use it responsibly.