Many individuals are concerned about the future of AI, including the White House, which encouraged companies like Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAI to commit to helping with the management of artificial intelligence. Other companies, including Adobe, Cohere, IBM, Nvidia, Palantir, Salesforce, Scale AI, and Stability, have joined in this pledge to maintain “the development of safe, secure, and trustworthy AI,” according to the White House.
Why is this commitment such a big deal? Let’s explore this idea in today’s blog.
Artificial intelligence is remarkably interesting and helpful in certain contexts, but it’s also a tool that cybercriminals can use against unsuspecting victims. Tools can be used to create deepfake images and replicate voices to scam victims, not to mention the plethora of other dangerous ways it can be used against innocents.
The current administration is seeking to push these companies to create a technology to watermark AI-generated content, placing a label on the content so viewers can determine what platform was used to create it. In theory, the watermark should allow users to identify content created with AI, further assisting them in identifying potential threats and scams.
Furthermore, there are other safeguards on the table, including the following:
All of this said, there are no standards or practices that are enforceable by the government in this realm, but an agreement—even a potentially empty one—could be enough to get the ball rolling on certain AI-related issues.
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Suffolk Computer Consultants has been serving the Speonk area since 2013, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.
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