AI becomes a tool to play with emotions to serve political and economic interests

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The fourth but most important and possibly the most dangerous industrial revolution of our civilization is Artificial Intelligence. That means machine intelligence. If we compare this AI with i.e. Human Intelligence, we will see what kind of relationship there is between human and machine intelligence, and what kind of impact it can have on our relationships and our present and our future.

The topic is complex but relatable to every person. It is also related to the current thinking of that person and the changing thinking of the same person with the help of AI. It is about our today, and it will probably determine our tomorrow. Therefore, it is very important and timely to talk about it and try to understand it.

This is also timely because this year elections are to be held not only in India but also in about 80 countries of the world including America, Britain, Europe. In this, almost half of the world’s population i.e. more than 300 crore people will vote. This context becomes more important in the sense that a report was released in the recent World Economic Forum meeting held in Davos. “WEF’s Global Risks Report 2024”. According to this report, India is the country where the threat of disinformation and misinformation is highest. That is, experts around the world have described India as the number one risk country for misinformation and propaganda. In this matter also we turned out to be Vishwaguru.

The report also states that this lethal combination of misinformation and propaganda during elections has the power to shake the foundations of the strong pillars of democracy, jeopardize the structure of social cohesion and weaken institutions of constitutional importance. Is. We must be aware that currently AI is being used the most for misinformation and propaganda. With this we can better understand the importance and increasing danger of AI.

Today, it is not only important to understand this subject but its purpose is very simple and straightforward. Will we be able to create a better future with the combination of technology and intelligence? Will we be able to preserve mutual relations? Will we be able to save the society from disintegration and disintegration? Or because of this misuse of technology and intelligence, we will see many things being lost around us. To mutual trust, brotherhood, the tradition of our democracy, our faith in the Constitution and the future of the country.

Certainly, if we see and understand the impact that AI and HI are having on us from the social, economic and political perspective, only then will we be able to understand it as more than just a technology. We will know that humans are actually using machine intelligence to fulfill their political and economic interests more than the welfare of the people. It is a different matter that now we have entered the AI era, it has become an important part of our lives. We cannot avoid its use, but we must learn how to avoid becoming victims of its misuse.

First of all let’s talk about intelligence, because it is common in both. Intelligence means intelligence. In simple words, our ability to understand and understand things. Saying human intelligence here is just a literal experiment. We will be able to understand this better by calling it wisdom or intelligence. However, there is scope for debate on this also. Because it is the result of this so-called human intelligence that today we are not only struggling with global warming and climate change, but we have also once again faced the threat of nuclear war.

Once upon a time, this human intelligence had perhaps given the greatest gift to the entire human civilization by making discoveries like fire and the wheel. This human intelligence has also made thousands and lakhs of inventions that make our lives easier. When we make machines with our intelligence, our work starts getting done faster and easier. But when we start equipping the machine with intelligence to increase its ease and efficiency manifold, its dangers also increase accordingly. Actually, the danger here is not of the machine, but of the thinking due to which any new invention is used for wrong purposes. It is the same way that with a gun you protect the border or rob your neighbor’s house. In this, the fault is not of the gun, but of the person who uses it.

In fact, we are so smart that we make every easily solved problem so complex that in the name of solving it, we start playing political games of power and money. Therefore, apart from this debate, let us talk about this topic only in literal sense.

Giving a precise definition of intelligence is a big challenge. In general terms, intelligence means the ability to acquire knowledge, solve problems, adapt to new situations and learn from experience. Not only this, the strongest aspect in this is probably the ability to reason. That is, instead of accepting what is told as it is, put it on the test of logic. But, nowadays this ability of intelligence does not apply to everyone. To understand those to whom it does not apply, the word devotee (Bhakta) can also be used in simple words.

Now we return to the original topic. Let’s talk about AI and HI. Here we see that the specialty of a human being and his intelligence is that he can continuously learn from experiences and adapt himself to new situations. He can think and understand. That is, we can consider HI as better than AI, at least in the sense that man has created AI, he is the father of AI.

But wait a moment. The danger is not over yet. In fact, humans have now developed AI that can develop understanding, take decisions exactly like humans, using data and algorithms to make predictions or decisions in a specific context, that too in much less time than humans. In and much more accurate than humans. It is true that AI lacks true emotional intelligence. But now some AI systems can also recognize and respond to human emotions through facial recognition or emotion analysis.

Chinese company Xiaomi launched its first humanoid robot CyberOne last year. This robot works like humans. The most important thing is that this robot is capable of understanding human emotions; He will be able to understand emotions like sadness, anger, happiness etc. very well.

CyberOne is 177cm tall and weighs 52kg. That means he looks exactly like a human being. It is equipped with double engine. AI-powered “Semantics Recognition Engine” and “Vocal Emotion Identification Engine”. Understand it like this that it can recognize 85 types of sounds and 45 types of human emotions. Xiaomi says that this robot can provide comfort to humans in times of sorrow.

However, still the big difference between such robots and humans is that humans have the ability to generate creativity, original and new ideas. Whereas Artificial Intelligence can give output only on the basis of learned patterns, but true creativity and originality remains a challenge for AI. They can give results according to the amount of data fed. But the danger is that if humans give too much input to the robot to make it more intelligent than itself, then it may become more intelligent than humans. His ability to calculate is already more than that of humans. It is just a matter of thinking and understanding your good and bad. There is not much time left in this either.

Some people will say why talk only about the dangers of AI. It also has many benefits. We cannot deny that if we properly understand the challenges of AI and the potential disasters or crises caused by it can be transformed into opportunities for a better future by working together for development, innovation and coexistence i.e. HI and AI. Can. It is also true that Artificial Intelligence has reshaped the way we live, work and interact with the world. From self-driving cars to virtual personal assistants and to medical, farming, industry, research, AI is involved in every aspect of our lives.

AI can further enhance our capabilities. AI is adept at analyzing large-scale data, recognizing patterns, and performing repetitive tasks with precision. AI will help doctors identify and treat diseases earlier, enhance educational experiences for students, and help solve global challenges like climate change. By working with AI, humans can focus on tasks that require emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and creativity.

For this, it is necessary that strong systems be created on ethical basis keeping in mind both the creator of AI and the one who uses it. So that the development of AI does not become uncontrolled or irresponsible, AI must be used in the right place with the right approach and at the right time. Transparency, accountability, and participation must be at the forefront of our efforts to reduce AI risks.

One of the biggest concerns related to AI is its potential to make people unemployed. Automation could eliminate jobs in many industries. Obviously, the increased use of AI could exacerbate existing social issues like economic inequality and foster a sense of alienation among working people. It is believed that due to AI, about 40 percent jobs will be reduced in the coming years.

There is also a danger that AI systems are only as unbiased as the data they are trained on. Many cases of prejudice, discrimination and unfair decision making have come to light. This has raised concerns about the ethical implications of AI. If not carefully controlled, AI can pose a threat to human intelligence by reinforcing harmful stereotypes and limiting diverse viewpoints.

This will be a kind of reverse cycle. That is, this AI made from human intelligence has such an ability that by influencing the intelligence of many humans, it can also change their thinking and understanding. Perhaps in such a situation it would not be wrong to say that with the invention of AI, we have fulfilled the saying that AI will kill me.

Certainly the truth is bitter, harsh and the darkness of the future can be seen right now. If we talk about the Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum 2024, then it is clearly warning that due to the ongoing disinformation and misinformation during and after this year’s elections, all the government institutions may stand on the verge of destruction. . WEF’s warning is clear: we are facing the potential for chaos and upheaval, where the unchecked spread of fabrications and lies could fan the flames of unrest, leading to violent protests, demonstrations, hate crimes, civil unrest and extremism. May emerge as a crisis.

This report presents a grim and ominous future for our world travel. In this, the governments are being shown gaining invincible power by adopting various legitimate and illegitimate methods, while the fear is also being openly expressed that in order to wield the weapon of censorship, the governments can unilaterally announce at any time that their What will be considered ‘true’ and what will be considered a lie. This trend indicates a growing fear of repression, which hinders what little freedom we have traditionally associated with the Internet and journalism. Not only this, it also hinders our uninterrupted access to a large number of information sources, which is an important platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge in innumerable countries around the world.

We cannot dismiss WEF’s predictions as mere academic speculation. These should actually be seen as a trumpet call to mobilize. Obviously now is the time to face and deal with these emerging risks. Alarm bells are ringing, and the message is clear, the luxury of laziness or inaction can no longer be afforded.

The Internet and social media are perhaps the most powerful tools used in virtual or online warfare to target prominent figures, specific groups, and critical populations in a community. It is also a big danger that the tools we are using to obtain information are also being prepared with the help of AI for a specific purpose. For example, ChatGPT knows how to talk to humans and make them believe a certain mix of truth and lies. This can influence his politics. That is, if you do not have mastery on any subject and you want to know about it by searching with the help of AI, then it is very possible that AI will force you to form an opinion in favor or against that subject on its own.

We should also recognize that disinformation companies like Cambridge Analytica have demonstrated how misinformation can be manipulated by spreading fake news and, more importantly, by applying fake information to individuals – their age, gender, family status, hobbies, likes and By using data collected on dislikes – elections can be influenced. The data of American users of Facebook was used behind the election victory of Donald Trump in America.

The truth about Cambridge Analytica became known to everyone but silence was maintained about the Israeli Archimedes group working with them. He was not held accountable. A report by Forbidden Stories revealed that the Archimedes Group operates an entire disinformation and election-rigging industry based in Israel but operating around the world. These companies already use rudimentary forms of AI to create armies of fake avatars that spread disinformation on social media. Candidates who can afford to destroy the reputation of their opponents keep taking help from such companies. This is illegal, but the Israeli government has chosen to allow the sector to operate freely outside Israel. In our country too, spying on politicians and journalists through Israel’s spyware i.e. intelligence software Pegasus is not a very old thing.

Another big threat related to AI is deepfakes. To stop this, the government has also issued instructions to all social media companies. It is possible that in the future, along with online deepfake videos, you will also read the disclaimer that this video is deepfake. But this matter is not merely technical. Before talking about deepfakes, understand that this is just one of many tools that are being used with the help of AI as part of a campaign to change your thinking or tell lies as truth.

Every day many such messages would be coming in your WhatsApp group which would instigate you to support or oppose someone. If you are wise, you will ignore such messages. But after some time, you will start seeing videos or photos related to similar messages on Facebook and Twitter. If you are more sensible then you will ignore these also. But when you see news channels on TV doing news, special programs or interviews all day long with almost similar agenda, then somewhere in your mind, this bug will enter your mind that whether this is true or not. AI does the work of sowing this seed of doubt very precisely. Deepfake is an important tool for this.

If we break deepfake into two parts, it consists of deep and fake. That means a deep lie. If we explain it in simple language, then deepfake means that deep lie which has been prepared with such skill and cleverness that people are forced to accept it as truth. Obviously this is not a matter limited to videos only. It has been playing its role very well, from articles, editorials to election slogans, promises etc.

In fact, this fake is as deep as the history of our politics. Technology came much later. Even before that, false expectations, ill-will, fear, greed etc. had prepared a strong ground for deepfakes by misleading people, making them trust, and supporting those who made fake promises in the greed of their golden future. Let us understand this with only two examples.

First, in the German general election of 1933, Hitler promised the German people, “All of you, give me five years and you will not recognize Germany again.” People believed Hitler’s promises. Handed over the power of the country to Hitler. By the end of this period, clouds of world war began to loom over Europe and the Second World War broke out in 1939. As soon as half of 1945 passed, Germany was devastated. Hitler committed suicide by hiding under the table. His companions were searched and caught by the army and police of the friendly countries. A case was filed against him. Most were hanged. Those who survived were sentenced to life imprisonment.

The fate of dictatorship, arrogance, discriminatory oppression of the people, and believing in the tempting promises of sentimentalist leaders can be seen and learned from Germany. Hitler also had this slogan that One people, one empire and one leader. In fact, those who believed in Hitler’s promise and gave him five years could not recognize that Germany again.

Now let us look at another example from our own country. The second Indira Gandhi government, formed in November 1969 and dissolved in March 1971, was the first minority government of independent India. After the split, Congress (R) had 221 seats in the 523-seat Parliament, 41 seats short of the majority. On 27 December 1970, President VV Giri dissolved the Lok Sabha on the recommendation of Indira Gandhi. General elections were held in March 1971. Earlier, Indira Gandhi gave a popular slogan, eliminate poverty, save the country. The effect of this slogan was that after the elections, she returned to power with a strong majority of 352 seats. And the truth is that after 52 years of this slogan, today’s central government is giving free food to 80 crore poor people. It has also been promised to continue this scheme for the coming five years. It is a different matter that NITI Aayog also says that in India, 24.82 crore people have come out of the poverty line in 10 years. Poverty has reduced from 29.17 percent in 2013-14 to only 11.28 percent in 2022-23. But it is the job of IQ to understand this, giving ration to 80 crore poor people is more pleasing to the people with IQ.

Now perhaps you might have started to understand the history of deepfake or its source of inspiration. Yes, it is basically a means of cajoling, cajoling or taking it a step further and seducing someone. In electoral politics, leaders often use this to show golden dreams of the future to the public. The public believes in his promises, hands over power to his party by voting for him and as a result sees his velvet dreams being shattered on the rough ground of reality while waiting for his fate for the next five years. This sequence repeats every five years. Nothing much changes. Yes, now the advancement of technology has developed deepfakes on the lines of election promises.

There is no problem for those who consider it merely entertainment. They understand it very well, they know that what is being said in the video and the person who is saying it, both are fake, false, artificial. Don’t trust it, just listen and watch for entertainment. But the number of such people is the same as those who know the reality of the election promises. They consider the promises of leaders to be fake, false or artificial. The problem of our country is that people here believe in imitation more than the real thing. And that is why deepfake is a kind of hand grenade which, if the viewer believes it to be true, will create a situation for the hand grenade to explode by removing its pin.

In fact, deepfake is like a weapon which, if in the right hands, will protect itself and can entertain others if used properly, but if it goes into the wrong hands, it can prove to be disastrous. Especially in today’s era, when political parties, in order to come to power, do not respect decorum, morality or right-wrong, they can use deepfakes to any extent for their selfishness. The public immersed in our faith and belief, who is not ready to even look at any statement or video on the basis of logic, let alone fact check it, is such a sea of petrol, for which, when and which deepfake video, a match is lit. It cannot be said that it will work like a match.

Let me end this talk here with just a little news.

There is a company, The Mindful AI Lab. Its logo is We empower humans to build ethical AI

That means we empower people to create ethical AI. The owner of this company, who is a great engineer herself, has been included among the top 100 women of the country. Nowadays he is in jail. This woman named Suchna Seth killed her four-year-old son just because she did not want to send him to her divorced husband. All things like AI, morality were left behind, HI won with all the pure human intelligence like despair, anger, revenge and conspiracy.

Obviously the story of conflict and success, and failure between AI vs HI will continue. It is up to you to decide whether you use it for your own good or become its victim and harm yourself and others.

Aman Namra, a seasoned Development Journalist with a remarkable three-decade career, has made significant contributions in the field. As the Incharge and Resident Editor of the prominent National Development Communication Network “Charkha,” headquartered in Delhi, Aman has played a pivotal role in advancing the organization’s mission. Notably, “Charkha” was established by the renowned social worker Sanjoy Ghose, whose life was tragically cut short by Ulfa Extremists.

Aman’s commitment to fostering knowledge and awareness extends beyond the editorial desk. He has conducted approximately 50 media workshops across multiple states, including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, and Uttar Pradesh. These workshops have engaged journalists,

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