Hey guys, so I’m gonna have to come clean here. I may lose my Pulitzer Prize for this but that last article I posted, ya it was AI. And the header card art, yup AI too. With a little oversight now anyone can have the potential to create content out of thin air. And before I go any further, I just gotta say that it’s both incredible and terrifying to finally have a computer that can answer questions like in Star Trek. I shit you not. The technology I’m talking about is called chatGPT by OpenAI. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It’s simply mind-blowing!
So I’ve messed around with it all week and it’s fucking insane. It’s not just a chatbot or an AI that writes headlines and offers SEO suggestions. It can actually write real word usable code and debug it for you. And get this, it wrote me a complex marketing proposal with lots of moving parts that would have taken me hours in just 30 seconds flat! It even spit out some sick bars in the style of Eminem about building a new supercomputer, and it was fucking good! This is over the top ridiculous and no one gets it, yet. The real question is, will this AI take over the world and enslave us all? No I doubt it, or at least not this version of it, but I fear we are at the dawn of an entirely new generation of disinformation.
If I can generate a solid and unique article (that I really liked) that passed all the plagiarism tests in 20 sec, imagine what someone with nefarious intent can do with it to fuck with you! The simple fact is we currently have no laws in place to deal with a machine like this. This is a major concern, and it actually needs to be addressed immediately. Sitting back and letting AI technology advance like this without putting some safeguards in place would be a reckless path indeed.
We need to get our leaders to take notice of this sooner then later, or we could be setting ourselves up for some serious problems down the line. As incredible and world changing as this tech is we’re gonna need laws and regulations to deal with those that chose to do harm with it. This will require collaboration between governments, businesses, and other stakeholders, but it’s a necessary step to make sure we harness the power of AI safely and responsibly. It’s a complex issue, but one we can’t afford to ignore.
This is all I had to ask an AI to create this post.
A few tweaks for the header card and text, and DONE!🤯
What I asked the AI to Create for a header card:
“A shocking painting of the second coming of Christ, at a conservative political rally, people screaming and cheering, and satan is looking on in the background, lots of light colours and emotion, artstation.”
What I asked the AI to Write:
“Write me a professional article about the rise of fascism in Canada.”