Artificial Intelligence: Can it be trusted?
Artificial Intelligence is something new and exciting entering the market. The idea of machines doing human work has always been a thought of the future that is now becoming an ever-growing reality. However, can we really trust this process? Complete privacy is a thing of the past, but this has become an even larger concern with the growth of AI. AI-enabled technology is expanding rapidly, but we know very little about the risks and ethical implications it introduces.
Entering into a Zero-Trust World
Companies are adapting to new AI technologies, but this is not without risks. The adoption of AI has led to more security breaches, leaking of information, and the creation of deepfakes. An altered video or image of a person is a deepfake. They are used to get information or for other harmful means. These issues are major ethical problems within the workplace that could cause a rise in distrust and other concerns. For example, AI could easily manufacture people’s images and voices just through hearing or seeing. Someone with malicious intent could enter into their computer systems and steal private information. That could cost companies millions of dollars. Since AI is becoming readily available, ethical people should be using those algorithms. If not, then there could be negative implications. By maintaining the mindset of being in a zero-trust world, people could be more cautious. But sometimes deepfakes are still undetectable. AI is powerful and sometimes we can disregard its content as truthful.
Companies can Fight Back
AI is not all bad. There are ways we can manage risk within the workplace. If a company sets forth proper guidelines and training classes on working with AI properly, this could prevent issues. New technology should be implemented, such as a three-layered security approach and new privacy-preserving techniques. AI can be harmful in the wrong hands, but by itself, it is just a computer code. If people within a company understand the risk of AI and are okay with it, this is a good starting point. No one wants to be caught off guard, so being open and discussing AI can put people at ease, even knowing that there is a risk that comes with its algorithms. Companies can fight back against these AI issues through increased security and understanding within the workplace.
Is it Worth the Risk?
Yes, it surely is. AI may be a new concept, but if organizations adequately train people on how to use it and detect fraud/scams, then why not implement it into a company. Technology is continuously improving, and if you are not moving forward, then you’re going to go out of business. People should still focus on the idea of living in a zero-trust world to remain cautious. However, Artificial Intelligence is not going anywhere and is overall worth the risk.
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