Yuval Harari said,
"AI might destroy our civilization"
pointing out that storytelling AIs like chat GPT will "change the course of human history."
Even experts and researchers no longer dare to guess how the future is gonna look like 10 years from now because the "technology is moving faster than our imaginations can possibly keep up with."
However, the recent spree of Tech layoffs resulted in ravaging the teams that fight online mis/disinformation and misogyny, basically Internet Ethics departments. This was seen in almost all major media platform companies, including Meta, Amazon, Google, and Twitter.
While there is a growing talk about government intervention, the policy talk is not catching up the speed of these new techs.
The implications are severe. Not only just privacy concerns,
More complex mis/disinformation issues will emerge
Intrusive data scraping means potential algorithmic radicalization, biases and discrimination,
Some of the suggestions include:
Use alternative services like duckduckgo for searches, Protonmail for email, Vimeo for videosharing, and Brave for webbrowsing.
Nonetheless, the urgent need for guiding policies and appropriate measures must be addressed.
Tech layoffs ravage the teams that fight online misinformation and hate speech
Yuval Noah Harari argues that AI has hacked the operating system of human civilisation