Rapid, unprecedented AI growth poses cybersecurity & lifestyle concerns

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – As artificial intelligence continues to advance and integrate into our daily lives, its impact on the future of our safety and way of life cannot be ignored.

Open AI ChatGPT has shown us just the first glimmers of the new reality we’re stepping into.

Veteran cyber cop and founder of Cyber Safe Families Mike Lemon says, “It’s got some really good upsides, but like with everything else there’s upsides and there’s downsides.”

AI is already even changing how we do day-to-day life.

“With Google Duplex you can call and book a reservation just say ‘Hey, I need to I want to book a reservation at  this restaurant.’ The ability to call, make the reservations, sound like a human, and work through problems is already there. So you wouldn’t know it’s an actual computer talking.”

Even relationships look different now. Thanks to AI like Replika which gets to know your personality and chats with you just like a family member.

“That’s gonna be pretty scary when you can have a boyfriend or girlfriend and never talk to a real human,” said Lemon. “[Some people are using Replika to have] online sex through text: sexual relationship with a computer. The next step will be video, and the next step will be robots. The robot pieces are already being built.”

With Bing, Google and other digital conglomerates wanting a piece of the action Lemon says the rapid AI evolution poses a huge safety concern

“You’re giving something all of your internal secrets – things you wouldn’t even tell your best friend because you think, ‘Well it’s just a computer.’ Now, where’s that going to be in just a few years,” Lemon said. “Once these computers’ backups stars getting hacked, our kids who may have done this when they were 12,13, 14, 15 years old, are now 22-year-olds, are now professionals. They’re making a way in their life. And they get the email saying, ‘Hey, we went through your account, found all the things that you do not want anyone else know about. It’s 300 dollars a month, and we’ll keep this secret for the rest of your life.’”

Not to mention the implications that the software holds for our next generation’s social skills.

“My prediction is gonna be something to where kids are not even on social media or talking to real people. They’re talking to AI. They’re talking to the world they build. They’re talking to the friends they build.”

As dystopian as these futuristic scenarios sound. Lemon says we’re already here. And this is only just the beginning.