In episode six of the Techie and the Biz podcast, we were joined by global artificial intelligence expert, Nina Schick. During a fascinating discussion, Nina takes us on a captivating journey through the generative AI landscape including exciting advancements in AI-driven knowledge work, generative AI-created deepfakes, spotting deepfakes in video content, and more.
AI has emerged as a groundbreaking force driving transformative changes across diverse industries, redefining the way we live, work, and interact. Throughout our conversation, I learned more about generative AI and how deepfakes have both positive and negative implications.
Nina shared her thoughts on the advancements in AI-driven knowledge work, the incredible impact AI will have on human creativity, and how generative AI is shaping the future of research. Our enlightening conversation explores the endless possibilities AI offers, and the measures needed to ensure its ethical and beneficial integration into our lives.
On the one hand, AI offers exciting opportunities for creative expression and entertainment. On the other hand, it raised significant concerns about the potential for misinformation, fraud, and its impact on privacy and trust. As generative AI and deepfakes become more sophisticated, the need for robust detection tools and public awareness about their existence becomes critical in combating the spread of misleading content and protecting the integrity of digital media.
Nina discussed the facts about deepfakes and how so often when we’re talking about deepfakes, we’re talking about AI-made media. This media includes video, which projects the sizes and biometrics of authentic people or could be synthetically generated people.
The Future of Humanity with AI
After discussing deepfakes, we explored the positive sides of AI as well. AI is a technology that has the potential to uplift humanity in ways that we just have not been able to conceive of before. AI can create and generate.
Nina believes that generative AI is going to transform all knowledge work forever because all kinds of human creative and intelligent work can now be thought of as generative AI— a copilot to assist human endeavor in this aspect. She predicts there will be a tremendous abundance, productivity, and money to be had in the enterprise applications of AI.
Regarding technology’s ability to change humanity, Nina and I had a lively discussion about the potential AI must be far more profound than anything society has experienced before. So, we will experience more tech-led change than the entirety of humanity that came before us.