Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Feels the Bern, Endorses SandersInternationalIndiaAfricaWozniak was one of many tech celebs demanding a stop to AI development. However, he is more concerned about the potential spread of disinformation and fake news with the help of AI than a ‘Rise of the Machines’ scenario. Legendary Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak – known in Silicon Valley as Woz – fears that AI can be used by “bad actors” to make disinformation campaigns more credible.
"AI is so intelligent it's open to the bad players, the ones that want to trick you about who they are," he told a British news broadcaster.
While Wozniak does not believe that AI will ever replace humans since it lacks emotions, he acknowledges that sometimes machine-generated text may sound intelligent enough to be used for mass scamming campaigns – and that’s why, according to Wozniak, the new industry needs to be regulated.Beyond PoliticsCan AI Compete With Humans and What Are Chatbot Threats? An Interview With ChatGPT2 May, 16:32 GMTHowever, the Apple co-founder doubts that any strict legislation would be adopted, since Big Tech companies have vast financial resources to lobby their interests and “the forces that drive for money usually win out.” He also believes that technological progress is unstoppable, but humanity has time to get prepared and educate itself about AI, becoming resistant to disinformation and scams.This year many scientists and tech entrepreneurs became especially concerned about dangers of uncontrolled AI-development and signed a letter, urging a halt in projects related to neural networks. Wozniak was one of most famous people on the list of signatories, which also includes billionaire Elon Musk. The founder of Tesla is genuinely scared about AI and claims that by toying with intelligent machines, humanity is “summoning the demon” – a fantasy creature predisposed to lie.Beyond PoliticsResearchers Warn of Fake News Apocalypse Ahead, Fueled by AI 1 May, 08:30 GMT