Gimbloy t1_j1nyg9a wrote

The problem with large organisations is that they become slow. Generally startups are at the forefront of new innovation. It would take a shake up on the scale of Steve Jobs returning to Apple to get google to where it needs to be imo.


Gimbloy t1_j1nldxt wrote

Yes, nothing seems more obvious to me. Google's whole value proposition was built on the PageRank algorithm (recommend reading the original paper), and 90% of it's revenue still comes from search. ChatGPT is like PageRank on steroids, it compresses information into knowledge, which is what people want when they google something.


Gimbloy t1_j1gqgqb wrote

Reply to comment by SurroundSwimming3494 in Hype bubble by fortunum

It doesn’t need to be full AGI to be dangerous. As long as it is better than humans in some narrow setting it could be dangerous. Examples: Software companies like Palantir have shown that AI can determine who wins and loses a war, it has allowed Ukraine to outperform a larger country with more military might.

Then there are all the ways it can be used to sway public opinion, propaganda generation, and win in financial markets/financial warfare. And the one I’m particularly afraid of is when it learns to compromise computer systems in a cyber warfare scenario. Just like in a game of Go or chess, where it discovered moves that boggled the minds of experts at the game, I can easily see an AI suddenly gaining root access to any computer network it likes.


Gimbloy t1_j1g4bk2 wrote

Reply to comment by Sashinii in Hype bubble by fortunum

People have been downplaying AI for too long, every year it gets more powerful and people are still like “meh, still way off AGI super-intelligence!” and they probably won’t change their mind until an autonomous robot knocks on their door and drags them into the street.

We need to start thinking seriously about how this will play out and start preparing society and institutions for what’s to come. It’s time to sound the alarm.


Gimbloy t1_iruky6w wrote

I’m astonished how insecure, leaky and anarchic the internet is. I think a decade from now we will look back on the current internet as the Wild West: manipulation, hacks, spam, viruses, bots. Hopefully by then the internet will be a lot nicer place where people come to vote, work and socialise.