Artificial Intelligence poses some serious risks and could potentially threaten the very fabric of our democracy … so says AI expert Gary Marcus, who is urging Congress to implement strong guard rails.
Gary joined us on “TMZ Live,” a day after he testified before Congress … warning about the future of AI machines and urging them to take local, national, and global measures.
Having worked extensively with AI, he feels morally responsible for warning the public about the risks … and there are plenty. He agreed some genies are already out of the bottle — all the more reason to slow the technology with regulations.
Gary says that while some large language models are here to stay, chatbots pose a serious threat. He emphasizes that this technology has the power to influence ways of thinking and manipulate users … and that boils over to the political realm and threatens our democracy.
Remember, even former President Trump shared a doctored Anderson Cooper clip from the CNN town hall. That one wasn’t AI, but it makes you wonder how much worse it could be if someone used AI to distribute misinformation. Of course, some of this tech has already infiltrated the music industry.
Gary says it’s only a matter of time before these machines surpass us humans … so the time to act is now.