Two readers discuss the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence

Two readers discuss the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence
Two readers discuss the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence

Pierre-François Laget, from Saint-Avertin (Indre-et-Loire) : “Like all major technological developments, artificial intelligence (AI) raises a lot of fears. As always, there will be good and bad… But I think that in some areas, AI will force us to question ourselves and move upmarket.

“In the face of AI, only the reference media will remain credible, able to prove the reliability of their sources and the quality of their analyses; and the regional press, because it is rigorously factual and provides countless services.

“In cultural matters, AI will clean up”

« L’“ information “circulating on the Internet,” pipeable ” and infinitely falsifiable, notably thanks to the deep fakes (technique based on AI allowing a video or sound to be transformed in a realistic way), will be no more interesting than barroom talk.

“We are drowning in literature that tells nothing, except navel-gazing in all its forms. AI will do – sorry, I correct, already does – just as well, and for much less money.

“But, as for writing a good thriller or a good, well-crafted detective story, or going into the realm of the imaginary, science fiction and fantasy, all areas where creativity and literary talent are essential, AI will not be capable of doing this tomorrow.

“When you see the level of disposable variety we’re inundated with – inane lyrics and zero-grade music – AI does much the same thing without copyright.

“On the other hand, it is not about to replace those immense artists that were Jacques Brel, Barbara or Léo Ferré, nor to arouse the deep and timeless, even spiritual, emotion of a Bach, Beethoven or a Chopin.

“A lot of artists will have to change gear if they want to survive. In cultural matters, AI will clean up.”

Stay on the platform of progress

Charles Pierre, from Saint-Benoît-La-Forêt (Indre-et-Loire): “Artificial intelligence is gradually entering our daily lives. Like all the other great inventions that preceded it during the industrial era, it arouses skepticism, mistrust, worry and mockery.

“This technology, however, opens a new era that will disrupt daily life and revolutionize the future of humanity. The great inventions have all been mocked.

“In 1879, when Edison created the first electric light bulb, or in 1903, when the Wright brothers took off in their flying machine, they were regarded as inventors of the useless.

“The same was true for the steam engine, the automobile, Sputnik, the first satellite, and more recently the computer. Each time, these major inventions were mocked by those who did not see their immense technological potential. We know today how much they have transformed all of humanity.

“The first artificial intelligence systems open the way to an infinite field of application. Previous inventions were sectoral, electric power, aviation, automobile industry, satellites and space, communication, defense, etc.

“AI is characterized by the generality, multiplicity and globality of its potential applications in all sectors at once. The daily life of humanity will be disrupted in essential areas such as health, ecology, energy, genetics, sociology, science and many other activities.

“Used well, AI will one day make it possible to replace the concept of nuclear deterrence, irreversible and suicidal, based on threat, with a reversible, non-destructive, multi-sector deterrence system, capable of completely paralyzing the functioning of a belligerent country, which will protect humanity by imposing peace.

“The departure of the AI ​​train is announced, to make a long journey towards the future as Edison’s first electric light bulb and the Wright brothers’ flying machine did in their time.

“The convoy will pick up speed very quickly and will not stop. The improvident nations, organizations and companies that have not boarded it will remain forever on the platform of progress.”

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