Hype of AI, What you need to know about the It ?
An app that makes people more beautiful and a chat bot that writes somewhat realistic texts – that’s what the current hype around artificial intelligence is all about. But what’s behind it? Artificial Intelligence (AI) has long been no longer a dream of the future, but a reality. Artificial intelligence is now finding its way into every area of our lives. This is also demonstrated by the current hype around the “Lensa” photo app and the “ChatGPT” chat bot – but what is it all about? How does artificial intelligence really work? The most important questions and answers at a glance.
What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
AI stands for “artificial intelligence” and is often used interchangeably with the acronym AI, which stands for “Artificial Intelligence”. There is still no universal definition. Basically, AI is about transferring human skills or intelligence to machines – such as logical reasoning, learning and creativity.
AI systems operate autonomously and can independently analyze the consequences of previous actions. As a result, they adapt their actions themselves. With the help of experience and data, AI must solve problems and perform tasks better and better.
Where is Artificial Intelligence used?
Artificial intelligence is ubiquitous in our daily lives: be it voice control on our smartphones, traffic sign recognition in our navigation systems, or personalized product recommendations when shopping online.
AI is also used in areas such as medicine, business, nutrition and agriculture. Researchers are also examining where and how far more can be achieved.
Artificial intelligence is said to have great potential and is likely to bring about major changes in the future. The current hype around the Lensa photo app and the ChatGPT chatbot offers another clue.
What are Lensa and ChatGPT all about?
At least on social media, you can hardly avoid the two AI apps lately:
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chabot recently opened to the public. In the chat window, people can chat with the chatbot in real time. The particularity: it understands what is written and selects the most appropriate response possible, as it remembers previous conversations and adapts to the context of the conversation. In this way, a realistic conversation is simulated.
Lensa is an AI-powered photo app that allows users to edit selfies or create avatars of themselves – sometimes as an action figure, sometimes as a fairy troll or something else entirely. To do this, the application uses uploaded personal photos, from which individual works of art are created.
What is the criticism of AI applications?
Basically, there are always discussions about the safety of AI, as a possible threat to basic rights and democracy. One example is “deepfakes”, which, according to the European Parliament, are used to “create hyper-realistic fake videos, audios and images”.
These mechanisms can contribute to electoral polarization and manipulation.
There are also criticisms about privacy, data protection and copyright. This is evident with Lensa. The application works on the basis of “Stable Diffusion”, an AI image generator that works with image materials found on the Internet that are generally copyrighted. However, authors are not asked for permission or compensation. Additionally, users who upload selfies to the app must waive their rights.
Some users also criticize that Lensa will sexualize their avatars and display them in questionable poses. This is not the case for men.
There are also criticisms of ChatGPT. Chatbot responses are unreliable, completely wrong content can be reproduced and misinformation spread. According to the critics, it is difficult to distinguish them from the correct content.