At this year’s Brain Bar in Budapest, it seems like artificial intelligence (AI) is on everyone’s minds—with quite a few panels dedicated to the topic, in English and Hungarian. There’s suspense in the air. Will AI take over jobs? Who’ll be obsolete and who gets to live another day? Will it destroy us, or will it help humankind evolve?
I think AI may seem harmless. It can be useful. But it might also be the Tower of Babel and man’s attempt to be god.
The watermarking capabilities are a speed bump at best. They'll disuade script kiddies from fooling folks, but that's about it. The real concerns are about the state actors and other well heeled.
Here's a prediction. Many will sour on AI because so many companies etc. will tout "AI this" and "AI that," but those products/services won't really be AI. Like if you do an internet search for AI images, you get a bunch of sites that claim to be AI. "Enter some keywords and we'll do the rest..."
But they're really just randomesque (you can sort of dictate the outcome) image generators. The Substack image generator (4th button down on the images icon when you're drafting a post) is similar.