In this episode of The Point Of Struggle, David Gonzalez and I riff on AI, ethics, and balkanized reality.
The conversation ties to a post I wrote in March about leaving Facebook. Expect more conversations like this, since its a topic that I constantly think about.
Speaking of which, a tweet this morning highlights a problem with the growth AI and its impact on privacy.
The extent of predictive #profiling by #Facebook: 200 Trilion predictions a day. And each prediction is new #personaldata on the profiled individual. What systems are in place to fully apply #GDPR to each prediction ? #Privacy #RequestyourPredictions #4% https://t.co/I3Sn6FN1ZD
— Paul Nemitz (@PaulNemitz) May 3, 2018
If Facebook is making 200 trillion predictions a day – only Facebook, using today’s technology and algorithms – what is the growth curve for AI-enabled predictions 5+ years from now as AI adoption increases, and the technology and algorithms improve? How does this impact privacy, ethics, filter bubbles, mean-reversion of experiences, and much more? It’s a complicated mix of topics without much precedent or analogues. Honestly, I’m going to be thinking about this for a while…a long while.