The Consequences of AI Hype

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., Director of Research, GAIEI

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AI promises to be a potentially beneficial innovation if it can be wisely built and adopted. One of the impediments to its wise use that is not discussed enough is the tendency toward exaggerating the capabilities of AI, or “hyping” it. AI hype increases the possibility of bad consequences for society, including compromised public safety, and even faulty social, business, and educational practices. Three case studies given here regarding AI used for self-driving automobile functions, law practice, and worker displacement illustrate these dangers.

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