Acknowledge power imbalance, label AI products, no copyrights, royalties/plagiarism, display values/goals, offer solutions.
In recent times, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a much-discussed topic, with many people worrying about its potential to replace human creativity. When Caleb McGee Husmann tried Chat GPT and DALLE-2 for the first time, he was consumed by visions of a dystopian future in which AI was the only artist, composer, and writer left. His wife pulled him out of his doom and encouraged him to look for solutions. Husmann argued that neither the government nor the free market should have too much power over AI, and put forward a few ideas for dealing with this new world.
Firstly, he suggested that products created by AI should be clearly labeled to prevent people from buying them unknowingly and to keep people employed in creative fields. Secondly, he argued that copyrights should not be granted to anything created by AI, as it is absurd to think that someone could copyright something they “created” through AI. Thirdly, he proposed that AI companies should be required to display the specific values and goals included in their algorithm, so that people can be aware that the information they receive is not necessarily the truth.
Husmann’s ideas are a good starting point for dealing with AI, but more ideas are needed. He encourages people to come up with solutions and to stop hand-wringing and pontificating. If enough people come up with practical solutions, it is possible to avoid the abyss and stay in the sun.