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People Are Increasingly Worried AI Will Make Daily Life Worse::A Pew survey finds that a majority of Americans are more concerned than excited about the impact of artificial intelligence—adding weight to calls for more regulation.

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[-] bernieecclestoned@sh.itjust.works 91 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

People are increasingly worried, full stop.

Doom loop news cycle doesn't help.

[-] Holodeck_Moriarty@lemm.ee 17 points 7 months ago

Social media even moreso than news, for younger audiences. Doom posts gets engagement.

[-] luthis@lemmy.nz 4 points 7 months ago

Learn, don't just watch news. Get perspective.

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[-] Plibbert@lemmy.ml 38 points 7 months ago

Yeah, cruel fact about humanity. All these great technologies could give us luxury space communism in 100 years or so, but that won't happen. Shitty people will be shitty and these technologies will be used for shitty purposes or intentionally stunted.

[-] reagansrottencorpse@lemmy.world 7 points 7 months ago

We could already be having that, maybe minus the space part.

[-] RickRussell_CA@lemmy.world 30 points 7 months ago

I don't like Worried Al. I want Weird Al back.

[-] Kolanaki@yiffit.net 18 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Weird Al never went away. He still drops albums from time to time.

[-] kent_eh@lemmy.ca 5 points 7 months ago

Even the occational movie.

[-] rob_t_firefly@lemmy.world 5 points 7 months ago

He has announced he's likely finished releasing albums due to timeliness concerns and waning interest in the format. He'll probably just release singles as he comes up with them from now on.

[-] Lexam@lemmy.ca 30 points 7 months ago

Go to any McDonald's drive thru with the automated ordering. You will realize it is already making life worse.

[-] EatBorekYouWreck@lemmy.world 28 points 7 months ago

That picture fucked me up tho

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[-] DrQuint@lemm.ee 24 points 7 months ago

There's a issue with this title, and it's not the word "AI".

It's the word "Will".

It already did.

[-] MystikIncarnate@lemmy.ca 14 points 7 months ago

I came here to say this. We've had threats of "AI" for a while, and initially, it should have been better, but it wasn't. Look at the latest voice assistant from your favorite large corporation spy gadget, like an echo dot. The voice assistant sucks. It constantly misunderstands you, half the time you get feedback like "I don't understand" despite asking for something you've asked for before, in the same way you've asked before, and had it do something before, but now, no, fuck you.

Responses are repetitious and boring, like "playing (song) by (artist) on (streaming service)" or "turning on x lights".... Always the same, always boring. Ask about almost anything beyond a function, and usually you get a quote snippet from a webpage you've never heard of, which only mentions whatever you asked for and doesn't provide any actual information 90% of the time. It would be more useful for it to respond with "I found this on the web" followed by the sounds of hippos farting.

This is the "AI" we had until now, and it's the AI we constantly interact with. None of the star trek computer level intelligence where you can ask your assistant to increase the illumination, and have it do something because it understands the intent behind what you're saying, not just running a select statement on your literal words... And that's even if it understands at all. You don't see Will Riker standing there arguing with the computer like "no, I asked for a coffee" while the replicator is populated by a cookie.

Then LLMs go into widespread use and the system shits out stuff like chat GPT which most people can't seem distinguish from talking to a person, and now we live in this hellscape. AI chatbots are now selling us shit, replying to our emails, posing as real people even....

And I'm just talking about speech-based AI.... Don't get me started on the insanity of image AI.

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[-] ThatWeirdGuy1001@lemmy.world 24 points 7 months ago

It already has. Autocorrect has gone to compete shit. Online news reports have become nothing but buzz words. Internet searches have become useless.

All of these are results of companies switching from simple algorithms that were already proven to work just fine to "artificial" intelligence which is practically useless at this point for anything other than deep fakes or eldritch horror images.

[-] AeroLemming@lemm.ee 4 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Why would advances in AI make autocorrect worse? I don't use it because it sucks, but it's always been like that.

[-] ThatWeirdGuy1001@lemmy.world 8 points 7 months ago

Because it was already established. The algorithm was already used to my word choice and was easily able to figure out what word I'm trying to use (I use swipe to text) and now I have to manually type out words I use regularly because the new ai system doesn't know what the fuck I want.

It's like making a better mousetrap. Don't fix what isn't fuckin broken.

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[-] Donger@lemmy.world 20 points 7 months ago

It's already made my experience worse every time I need customer service.

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[-] kemsat@lemmy.world 20 points 7 months ago

I’m worried because AI is supposed to be sorting trash, cleaning sewers, and other laborious work. Instead we got AI trying to take the jobs of artists. 🤦🏽‍♂️

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[-] flop_leash_973@lemmy.world 6 points 7 months ago

It is not shocking that people are worried about AI impacting their lives negatively when nearly all of the main stream coverage of it centers around all of the ways, both real and conspiratorial, that it will hurt them.

[-] buddascrayon@lemmy.world 6 points 7 months ago

This just in: people are gullible as fuck and will believe anything the media (and certain overzealous social media owning billionaires) tells them.

[-] Gerula@lemmy.world 6 points 7 months ago

No, people are concerned other people are using AI for dirty shit that will end up making lives harder for 90% of us ... you all know which 90% ...

[-] nutsack@lemmy.world 4 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

every new technology makes life more easy and convenient and noisy and annoying and depressing and bad

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