Big Tech elites have proven to have authoritarian tendencies.
That’s why they should be regarded with vigilance.
And Bill Gates unleashed one product that should make you very nervous.
The two major technologies that are currently in competition are blockchain and artificial intelligence.
Blockchain allows for decentralized information, while AI allows for centralization even among large populations.
Authoritarian governments like the Chinese Communist Party are pouring significant resources into AI, sometimes with the help of American technology companies.
Google developed Dragonfly, a search engine for China, but the project was scrapped amid concerns about privacy.
But AI is advancing in a significant way.
Spreadsheets are about to get a creepy update
The OpenAI project ChatGPT—a chatbot that is far more thorough than primitive automated customer service—has captured the imagination of untold millions.
Now Microsoft is embedding AI into its new Office suite with a product called Copilot, which is powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4.
Microsoft 365 head Jared Spataro explained, “It works alongside you, embedded in the apps millions of people use everyday: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more…Copilot is a whole new way of working.”
According to a recent press release from OpenAI, GPT-4 scored:
—298/400 on the Unified Bar Exam, which was in the 90th percentile of results
—163 on the LSAT, in the 88th percentile
—710 on the reading and writing SAT, the 93rd percentile
—700 on the math SAT, the 89th percentile
—169 on the verbal GRE, in the 99th percentile
—5 on the AP Art History, Biology, Macro- and Microeconomics, Psychology, Statistics, US Government, and US History exams.
However, the convenience of AI comes with drawbacks.
First, certain laptop class jobs will soon be on the chopping block.
The same people who sneered that coal miners should “learn to code” could find themselves in a similar predicament, except AI will be able to code.
Technological creative destruction has happened for hundreds of years, but that doesn’t mean the transitions were seamless.
In addition to that, AI in the hands of “woke” Big Tech moguls with dubious scruples should concern everyone.
Gates and other Silicon Valley titans have faced scrutiny over cozy relationships with the Chinese Communist Party.
Investigative journalist Peter Schweitzer explained in his recent book, Red-Handed, that, “Bill Gates is an advisor to the Chinese government. He’s been given membership in something called the Chinese Academy of Engineering. It sounds great, but it’s actually a Chinese Communist Party-run organization whose charter requires members to be, you know, politically approved, and their responsibility is to advise the Chinese government on technical matters.”
Big Tech companies can longer be viewed as entities that are always behaving in the best interest of the American citizen.
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