The possible proliferation of misinformation because of AI

As much as I love all these AI tools popping into the scene left and right, one thing has always left me somewhat dreading of what it could mean for the future.

I’ve been tinkering around with AI tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney the past few months, and admittedly found myself amazed at how freaking good these are even when they’re just relatively new to public access. I have even put ChatGPT to use as part of my workflow and day-to-day – coding assistance, copywriting ideas, etc. I’m also witnessing what feels like FOMO with companies scrambling to integrate AI into their products and services.

But, something eventually dawned on me: Am I crazy to think that AI – if left unregulated and kept being used irresponsibly – could eventually distort most of facts and truths that we get online?

I mean, if you think about it and as far as I know, currently these tools take the information it uses from user inputs and interactions, and what’s currently publicly available on the entire web. If we keep on creating content using AI without even bothering to review and correct supposed facts and accepted truths, then use AI to further “rehash” those AI-generated content for more AI-generated content, doesn’t that lead to inaccuracy eventually?

Even the creators of these tools admit and put it out there that info generated by their AI “may produce inaccurate information about people, places, or facts.”

What do you think? Are we moving into the future of AI too fast? Does it need to be regulated as soon as possible? Should there be immediate laws against its misuse?

My 5-year-old loves her “Journey”

I was somewhat unsure if she’ll like the game since it requires her to use the right thumb stick of the Xbox controller for camera control for most of the time.

She’s still struggling with reaching that particular part of the controller but I was surprise at how fast she adapted – she’d just use it like an arcade stick and use the rest of her right-hand fingers to press the A & B buttons. Thankfully, Journey doesn’t require the use of the bumper and trigger buttons.

It’s officially the first game she has played and completed from start to end – about 3 hours in total over 3 days (an hour a day). Me, as the spectator (and occasional backup player for tricky situations), have also been captivated by the game’s graphics and story.

Terraria (with the split-screen mod) and Farm Together have been a staple for us but these games are more of the sandbox-y gather-build-repeat type, so her enjoying Journey did come as a bit of a surprise.

She has already completed her 2nd playthrough, and must have memorized all those puzzles by now. She’s still looking forward to playing the game again and again which made me remember the last time I felt about that for a game (Pokemon Crystal).

I hope we get to discover more games like Journey.

Also, thanks to all the random companions we met along the way!

Journey companions
These are the companions we met on her 2nd playthrough. When you play the game online, you get these random encounters with other players who you can progress through the game with. No chats, no talking, just playing.