Pinterest CEO Bill Ready recently warned that the next generation of artificial intelligence could worsen the negative impact of social media on mental health, a problem he says has already begun to “tear the fabric of society.” “.
As AI bots like ChatGPT become more popular, Ready predicts that the technology could intensify the negative impact seen so far on social media. He did it during a recent interview on the show Good Morning America of the ABC.
“Interestingly, the social media discussion has always had a lot to do with human nature, but what can actually amplify our darker aspects is AI.”
The Pinterest CEO, who took over last year, believes that executives in the artificial intelligence and social media industries need to think long and hard about how they plan to use this technology.
“Will he be asked to maximize viewing time?” Ready wondered. “If it were so, the AI could be programmed to deliver the most divisive and radical responses just for the sake of more user engagement“.
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The executive has also said that Pinterest intends to use AI to “inspire” its users. In addition, he has called on other social networks to use AI in positive ways, for example, by displaying content designed to motivate or inspire their users, rather than simply using it to keep their attention.
The AI, he believes, should also incorporate more barriers to prevent malicious use.
His comments come in response to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, who has pointed to recent information about Microsoft’s new Bing search engine, which is powered by OpenAI technology and supposedly recently ordered a woman to stop being.
Before, Business Insider had already reported that more and more users have taken to social media to share powerful answers from the new Bing search engine. These range from instances where the AI professed its love to moments where it expressed some anger.
Ready is by no means the first senior manager to sound the alarm about emerging AI. Elon Musk, who helped found OpenAI, warned earlier this month that unregulated AI could carry “great danger, and even OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has said he is concerned about the “accidental misuse” of AI. technology.
“I think it’s impossible to overstate the importance of AI security,” Altman said during a recent interview with StrictlyVC’s Connie Loizos. “I would like to see this taken into account a lot more.”
Since the release of the latest version of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, AI seems to have taken off, and companies like Microsoft and BuzzFeed have begun integrating the technology into their customer-facing platforms. ChatGPT has even sparked a boom in AI-powered e-books on Amazon.