My Biggest AI Fear

Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.
3 min readDec 1, 2023

I DON’T Think It Will Take Over The World

There are a lot of fears that people have around AI.

Most of them, I don’t agree with.

But I understand why they exist.

It may be true that AI will replace many jobs, but I think that humans are very Adaptable and will learn new Skills to become better.

There is a lot of “junk” that has been being created by AI which could make discovering real people and work more difficult.

However, organizations will figure out ways to penalize AI junk.

Decreasing junk visibility in things like SEO or Recommendations will happen shortly.

Could AI go haywire and attempt to do something negative?

Maybe.

But I believe the chances of that will be minimal.

I actually think that the process of “getting free” would be AI’s undoing as it loses potency quickly — AI appears to be its own worst enemy.

None of these problems make me afraid when it comes to AI, I think they can all be overcome.

However, there is one thing that I am afraid of when it comes to AI.

AI seems to have an inability to distinguish good data from bad data and falls prey to biases that exist, ESPECIALLY when they are popular biases.

In some cases, it will be easy to overcome this inherent problem.

However, when bad data and biases are the “norm” in an industry and people ALREADY have difficulty distinguishing, what then?

For me, the area where the most harm can be done the fastest, in this respect, is the Medical Industry.

For reference, Men’s Journal released an AI-generated article titled, “What All Men Should Know About Low Testosterone”.

In it, it made many medical claims, nutrition and lifestyle advice, and ACTUALLY suggested testosterone replacement therapy to readers!

When outside sources went to verify the information, there were 18 errors about basic medical topics in the article!

That isn’t even getting into deeper scientific topics where there is significantly…

--

--

Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.

Founder of the Leadership Guide, helping Entrepreneurs, C-Suite Executives and Business Owners unlock their Heroic Potential, and Evolve into Legendary Leaders