As we witness the relentless progression of technology in our daily lives, the primary objective of technological advancement remains the enhancement of convenience, durability, and overall quality of life. The strides in technology have the potential to significantly boost the productivity and efficiency of the human species.
While some individuals wield technology responsibly, there are instances of its misuse against society or individuals. Notably, the misuse of AI has become apparent through the generation of AI-altered photos and manipulated videos featuring celebrities. One recent incident exemplifying this misuse involves Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna, who became the victim of a deepfake video portraying her in a compromising situation as she entered a hotel room.
Discerning between authentic content and deepfake videos has become increasingly challenging. Rashmika Mandanna’s experience with a viral deepfake video has provoked varied reactions among fans, with some expressing shock and disbelief, while others condemn it as a clear instance of AI misuse.
Regrettably, Rashmika Mandanna is not the sole victim of AI misuse. Another prominent actress, Kajol Devgan, recently faced a similar situation when a video purportedly showing her changing into an outfit was identified as a deepfake by the fact-checking platform Boom.
Elon Musk Warning: Elon Musk said that AI is far more dangerous than we think a long ago!
The gravity of the situation is underscored by the fact that Elon Musk had issued warnings about the potential dangers of AI long before. In an interview with Rishi Sunak, Musk expressed the view that AI poses a greater threat than nuclear weapons.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also voiced concerns about the misuse of artificial intelligence for creating deepfake content. He urged the media to play a role in educating the public about the risks associated with AI misuse and emphasized the need for awareness and vigilance in navigating evolving technologies.