Former President Donald Trump recently alerted against artificial intelligence in a clip that aired Friday on Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria and he said that “it is so scary.”
“Something has to be done about this and it has to be done fast,” Trump said.
With the development of technologies such as Chat GPT, which have expanded AI’s capabilities, concerns about the technology’s misuse have increased. Deepfakes are one example of how AI misuse is already having negative effects.
Artificial intelligence-generated videos, or “deepfakes,” show people acting in ways that never happened. Celebrities, minors, and prominent political leaders have all had their likenesses used in their creation.
During an interview with Maria Bartiromo, former President Donald Trump stated that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is perhaps the most perilous thing in existence as there is no actual solution to it.
He gave an example of how he has been tricked by AI in the past. Trump, who is currently leading in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, expressed his concerns about the potential dangers of AI.
“I saw somebody ripping me off the other day where they had me making a speech about their product,” Trump said, adding that he never endorsed the product.
The technology is so good and it’s so powerful that what you say in an interview almost doesn’t matter anymore. They can change things around and nobody can tell the difference. This is a tremendous problem in terms of security. This is a problem that they better get working on right now.”
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned in a report titled Increasing Threat of Deepfake Identities that as deepfake technology becomes increasingly accessible, “the risk of harm to private figures will increase, especially those who are politically, socially, or economically vulnerable.” Women are particularly vulnerable, with 95 percent of deepfakes being nonconsensual pornography of women, according to AI reporter Karen Hao, which the report cited.
Meanwhile, AI has also been seen as a helpful tool that can make it easy to collect and analyze information quickly.
“AI can enable us to create new drugs and processes for biomedicine and health, materials and interventions to mitigate climate change and methods to more equitably distribute resources for the greater good,” Jennifer Chayes, dean of Berkeley’s College of Computing, Data Science, and Society, said in an article for the school’s website.
However, she warned: “It can also enable deep fakes and spread misinformation, and could further destabilize already precarious societal processes.”