May 14, 2023
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) recently published an article featuring David Epstein Executive Director of the Susilo Institute for Ethics in a Global Economy and Professor of the Practice, Information systems, discussing generative AI.
The fast-paced evolution of generative AI is creating complex issues surrounding the output generated through these Large Language Models (LLMs), such as ownership, attribution, and copyrights. The accuracy and bias of materials generated by AI platforms are a concern, but there are growing speculations that these platforms could replace writers, analysts, and other content creators. Epstein believes it will replace much of the work now done by humans stating,
“All those jobs of writers, analysts and other content creators are at risk, and it is unclear that we will need much more content that would employ those replaced. In other words, it is unlikely that work products will expand at the rate that people are replaced to take up the slack.”
Ideally, humans will provide oversight of the AI content generated to ensure the message they are trying to get out is both accurate and unbiased, or biased in the way they want to communicate their opinions. Epstein adds that, “people will become the editors of the AI instead of the other way around.”