One of the most popular UFC commentators, Joe Rogan recently invited physicist Michio Kaku to his podcast. They both had a chat about how AI is taking over many jobs in a whirlwind. Chatbots like ChatGPT have become a major potential threat to almost all professions, even Joe Rogan’s.
Kaku busted a lot of common myths everyone has regarding chatbots during his appearance on JRE episode #1980. “Chatbots do not know what’s correct or incorrect,…. it cannot tell the difference between what is true and false,” said Kaku. He explained how chatbots just compile data from all over the web and present it to you in a way “it sounds human-like and logical”.
“A chatbot simply rearranges essays, that’s all it does……They are just instructed to cobble together existing paragraphs, splice them together, polish them up, and spit them out. But is it correct? It doesn’t care, and it doesn’t know,” added Kaku.
When asked about it further, Kaku suggested that quantum computers can be a great solution to fill up the loopholes of AI. Quantum computers come with fact-checkers, hence all the information provided by it will be reliable. “Quantum computers can act as a fact checker. You can ask it to remove all the garbage from the articles. So the hardware may act as a check for all the wild statements made by the software.”
Kaku also highlighted the nemesis that AI can bring upon the human race by taking over its general knowledge and reasoning abilities.
Joe Rogan is concerned about AI
Joe Rogan debuted his podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ in 2009 and has interviewed numerous people since. In UFC as well, Joe Rogan interviewed a lot of fighters backstage and post-fight, making him a great interviewer.
Recently, a Dubai-based tech company Play.ht which sells voice synthesis services, cloned the voices of Joe Rogan and Steve Jobs. They used these voices to create a podcast without either individual being present for it. The company reportedly used the clips from the frequently published clips of interviews by Joe Rogan to clone his voice.
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“Cloning Rogan’s voice was the easy bit,” said the executives of the company. The podcast was a part of new series called podcast.ai by Play.ht.
Following this incident, Rogan talked about the repercussions of these AI learning models and chatbots with Michio Kaku where he highlighted the facts about chatbots and gave solutions to fill up some of the loopholes it has with quantum computers. Despite the qualities it brings, Rogan himself is unsure about AI. Recently he shared a news article on the matter on his Instagram account and revealed his concern.
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Rogan wrote, “I just listened to an AI generated audio recording of me talking about chimp hockey teams and it’s terrifyingly accurate. At this point I’ve long ago left enough content out there that they could basically have me saying anything they want, so my position is to shrug my shoulders and shake my head in awe, and just accept it. The future is gonna be really fucking weird, kids.”
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